California mother charged after 2-year-old found with rope marks, burns
01/07/2021 1:20 pm PST
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.
1/3 Recently, #LASD Special Victims Bureau investigated a case involving a 2-year-old who was beaten by her mother on Catalina Island. The child was severely physically abused, including bruising around her neck indicative of rope marks, a golf-sized bruise to her left cheek, &@LACoSheriff
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