STOCKTON - A 21-year-old man was arraigned on criminal charges Wednesday, two days after Manteca police arrested him on suspicion he killed his girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter.

Longino Lamont Tolefree Jr. is charged with child abuse resulting in death and corporal injury to a child.

Authorities said Tolefree took the child to a hospital Saturday and claimed the unresponsive girl had medical issues.

After an autopsy, the toddler's death was ruled a homicide.

Tolefree was arrested Monday at his job in Lathrop. His case has been assigned to the Public Defender's Office.

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