Mom, boyfriend, babysitter accused of abusing toddler

Boyce abuse suspects

A woman and her boyfriend are accused of severely injuring the woman’s 2-year-old, and the toddler’s juvenile babysitter is accused of sexually abusing the child.
Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a Louisiana hospital on April 10 because of the toddler’s injuries, which included an infection on the back. The injuries were so severe that the child had to be taken to another facility out of Boyce to be treated.
Authorities say the 25-year-old mother and her 31-year-old boyfriend were arrested April 17 on charges including second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and criminal conspiracy. The child’s babysitter is charged with sexual battery. The investigation is ongoing.

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