California mother charged after 2-year-old found with rope marks, burns

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A Catalina Island mother remained in jail Thursday, Jan. 7, after being charged with abusing her 2-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Alejandra Moreno, 31, was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Dec. 22 and charged with two counts of felony child abuse.

Deputies found the 2-year-old girl “severely physically abused, including bruising around her neck indicative of rope marks, a golf-sized bruise to her left cheek [and] healed burn marks on her right leg,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted.

The Los Angeles Times reports Moreno's daughter is in the custody of relatives, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Richard Ruiz.