Monday, March 25, 2013

Phoenix mother accused of abusing her young son

Phoenix mother accused of abusing her young son
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 2:24 PM Updated: Mar 25, 2013 2:28 PM

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix woman is in custody for allegedly abusing her 2-year-old son.

Phoenix police said Monday that 21-year-old Rickesha Jovani Burns is being held without bond on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor and child abuse.

Police officers were called to a residence about 8 p.m. Sunday and found Burns holding her son.

They say the child was crying and bleeding and was immediately transported to a Phoenix hospital.

Police say Burns told them her son had been playing with a 12-year-old boy at a park and he had done something to the child.

Doctors say the child had injuries around his rectal area and he needed surgery to remove a foreign object.

Police say they found no evidence that the child was assaulted at the park.

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