HONOLULU — The Latest on investigation of toddler assault ending without charges (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The Hawaii attorney general’s office says witnesses summoned in a toddler assault investigation refused to testify.

The office announced Wednesday the investigation is ending without any charges.

Chelsea and Rey Valiente say the state attorney general’s office told them the witnesses subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury invoked their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. A spokesman for the office confirms the witnesses refused to testify.

Attorney General Doug Chin says in a release that despite multiple witnesses summoned to testify, a suspect couldn’t be identified.

Child welfare investigators determined Peyton Valiente was likely injured at his day care, which was operated by the wife of a Honolulu police officer.

His parents believed that connection to the police was the reason no one was ever arrested in the January 2015 assault.


4 p.m.

The parents of a toddler who suffered a brain injury likely while shaken at a home day care center say they aren’t surprised no one will be charged.

Chelsea and Rey Valiente say the state attorney general’s office told them the witnesses subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury invoked their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.

Attorney General Doug Chin says in a release that despite multiple witnesses summoned to testify, a suspect couldn’t be identified. He ended the case without charges. His office didn’t immediately return messages from The Associated Press seeking confirmation if the witnesses refused to testify.

Child welfare investigators determined Peyton Valiente was likely injured at his day care, which was operated by the wife of a Honolulu police officer.

His parents believed that connection to the police was the reason no one was ever arrested in the January 2015 assault.


1:10 p.m.

Hawaii’s attorney general says no one will be charged in the violent shaking assault of a toddler that left him with a brain injury nearly three years ago.

Child welfare investigators determined Peyton Valiente was likely injured at his day care, which was operated by the wife of a Honolulu police officer.

His parents, Chelsea and Rey Valiente, believed that connection to the police was the reason no one was ever arrested in the January 2015 assault.

After Honolulu online news site Civil Beat detailed the family’s ordeal, then-acting Chief Cary Okimoto said he had serious concerns and ordered an administrative investigation.

Police turned the criminal case over to the state.

Attorney General Doug Chin says despite multiple witnesses summoned to testify before a grand jury, a suspect couldn’t be identified.