Officials say parents of malnourished 5-year-old arrested
42-year-old Robert Rincon Jr. and 33-year-old Isabel Rincon remained in jail Friday on bond of $200,000 each on charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.(Courtesy: Odessa American)
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Odessa police say the parents of a 5-year-old boy with Down syndrome were arrested after he was found to be severely malnourished and bruised.
Police say 42-year-old Robert Rincon Jr. and 33-year-old Isabel Rincon turned themselves in Thursday. Both remained in jail Friday on bond of $200,000 each on charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Jail records don't list attorneys for either.
A probable cause affidavit says the boy's condition was reported to police June 1 after his mother took him to a hospital because of a bruise on his ear. The affidavit says he weighed 17 pounds and had bed sores and bruising.
Police tell the Odessa American that (http://bit.ly/2uso9ab) Child Protective Services took custody of the boy, who has been released from the hospital.
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