Deputies: 2 arrested after toddler found with bite marks, bruises, broken arm
Updated On: Jul 24 2014 10:17:31 AM CDT
A woman is charged with a felony for allegedly abusing her 2-year-old daughter, who investigators say was found with bite marks, bruises and a broken arm. Meanwhile, the toddler's father is facing a lesser charge.
According to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Social Services responded to the home of 27-year-old Frances Lynn Willis and 37-year-old Ayner Cordova-Miranda --at Springfield Gardens Mobile Home Park near Newport-- after receiving a report of serious abuse Wednesday.
The couple's 2-year-old daughter --who had visible injuries-- was taken to Carteret General Hospital, investigators said. The Sheriff's Office was then notified and arrested the parents.
Arrest warrants say Willis abused her 2-year-old daughter by causing "numerous bite marks, hand bruises and a broken left arm consisting of a linear proximal ulna fracture."
The abuse happened some time between July 1 and July 23, the warrants say.
Willis is charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. She was jailed under a $150,000 bond and was scheduled to have her first court appearance Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the 2-year-old's father, Cordova-Miranda, is charged with misdemeanor child abuse because, according to warrants, he left his toddler alone with Willis, even though he knew she has a history of child abuse.
The warrants say Cordova-Miranda was told by the Department of Social Services not to leave the 2-year-old unsupervised with Willis, but he did it anyway.
Cordova-Miranda was jailed under a $2,500 bond. Her court date is set for Sept. 9.
The suspects also have a 6-month-old boy, who is not hurt, deputies said. The DSS has taken both children into protective custody.
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