7 year-old child reports abuse, by his mother, to authorities


POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:23am

UPDATED: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 12:17pm

A 7 year-old child makes an outcry of abuse to authorities by his own mother.

On March 27, an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Rose Street in reference to a report of child abuse. The officer made contact with a Child Protective Services case worker who informed the officer that the 7 year-old male child had reported that his mother, Sarah Anne Cruz, 30, had abused him the day before.

Both the officer and the case worker noticed visible bruising on his arms, back and head and CPS removed the child from the home.

On April 10, Cruz spoke to an investigator, working the case, and after the interview Cruz was arrested and charged with injury to a child. Her bond was set at $10,000.

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