SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of child abuse has been re-arrested by San Antonio police after violating a bond agreement, court records show.

Ricky Lee Billoups III, 19, was rearrested Friday after being released on partial house arrest in February while he awaited arraignment, Bexar County court records show.

Billaups was initially arrested in January after a child in his care was found with lacerated organs and broken ribs believed to be the result of abuse, according to arrest affidavits.

He is accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a child in an incident on September 19, 2021.

Billaups was placed under full house arrest last month with the same bond conditions of no firearms and no contact with children, according to court records. After the violation, his bond was increased to $250,000.

The charges were filed after hospital staff called police to investigate “unexplained injuries” to the 1-year-old girl.

According to the arrest report, doctors discovered lacerations of the kidney and liver, an acute fracture of the 10th rib without displacement to the left and a fracture of the 9th right rib, which did not heal.

The child was taken to the hospital by her grandmother, and medical personnel argued that had she not been brought, the child faced a “substantial risk of death,” according to the affidavit.

Police said the child was left in Billups’ care after the mother dropped her off and went to a nearby Walmart with family members.

According to SAPD, Billaups is not the child’s biological father, but the child was left in his care for 20 minutes before he approached her mother.

He told the child’s mother that she needed to go home because the child was “crying uncontrollably,” the affidavit said.

Police said Billaups reached out to the child’s mother via Instagram, saying she was “sleepy and incoherent.”

When the child’s mother returned home, she called 911. When EMS arrived, they couldn’t tell what was wrong with the baby, but told her mother to watch her overnight.

Shortly after EMS left the home, the child vomited, according to the affidavit.

Video surveillance obtained by SAPD showed that the child’s mother was at Walmart for an hour and a half, during which time she left the child in Billups’ care.

Police spoke to hospital staff who said the child’s injuries were caused by a blunt object and were “evidence of physical abuse.”

Billaups was taken into custody and is being held in the Bexar County Jail.

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