A father and mother from Pennsylvania are facing new charges of child abuse after already being accused of abusing their infant. WPXI reported on the incidents.
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Back in September, the father was arrested for aggravated assault and child endangerment. He called 911 to say the baby was vomiting and choking. When doctors examined the child, they called the police saying the injuries were caused from shaking. The father tried to say that the injuries were caused by attempting CPR, but he was charged.
Now he and the mother are facing charges for abusing the older sister, who is three. Doctors found a burn on her buttock, a missing front tooth, and bruising on her thigh. They also had evidence of a slap injury.
The mother was charged with endangering the welfare of children and making false reports. She told police that the child sat down on a space heater and lost the tooth by falling in the bathtub. However, the child told investigators that the father abused her.
The toddler was examined at the time of the first incident when the injuries were found. They have added to the charges to the father, who has been held in prison without bail since his arrest.