KOKOMO, Ind. (TCD) -- A 32-year-old man and 38-year-old woman face several charges for allegedly abusing their malnourished 9-year-old daughter.
According to a statement, on March 24, officials from the Kokomo School Corporation called the Kokomo Police Department for a possible child abuse case. The 9-year-old girl reportedly had bruising on her body and met with a member from the Howard County Department of Child Services. The girl was reportedly taken out of her parents' care and transported to a nearby hospital.
The statement says the girl weighed 48.5 pounds and was deemed malnourished by medical personnel.
The girl's father, Tracy Seats, was arrested May 2 on charges of domestic battery with serious bodily injury to a person under 14, neglect resulting in bodily injury, domestic battery with bodily injury to a person under 14 years of age, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and strangulation. Amy Smith, who was taken into custody the same day, also faces charges of domestic battery with serious bodily injury to a person under 14 years of age, neglect resulting in bodily injury, and domestic battery with bodily injury to a person under 14.