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Raeford child suffers fractured skull, swollen eye, scratches, bruising

Posted September 19, 2012

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— The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child abuse case involving a 20-month-old girl who suffered a skull fracture, multiple bumps and knots on her head, scratches on her sides, a swollen left eye and bruising on her face.

The girl arrived at Moore Regional Hospital about 6 p.m. Tuesday with multiple injuries. Her parents "were extremely irate" and not cooperative with social services workers, according to the sheriff's office. By the time detectives arrived, the parents had already left their daughter at the hospital and returned to their Raeford home.

The 20-month-old girl's condition was not released.

Social services workers later took the couple's 9-month-old baby into custody. The parents agreed to let authorities search the home and take photographs and other evidence. The investigation was ongoing, and no other information was released.

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  • chrissara1011 Sep 20, 2012

    all i can say is thank god they got a little bit of a concious and finally took the baby for medical attention

  • Zoey0815 Sep 20, 2012

    How can people hurt helpless children? I can't for the life of me understand.

  • eoglane Sep 19, 2012

    lock the parents away. We are foster parents and all we get is teenagers who are already really to far gone, sad to say. Wish we could help kids like this, but the agency doesn't give these

  • bluetarheel21 Sep 19, 2012

    This is disgusting .... !!

  • JDAmbrosio Sep 19, 2012

    This is one reason good foster parents/families are needed. Please consider volunteering if you are a good person. Check it out on www.wakegov.com website. You can google it and it'll tell you about the foster care program. I hope the child and sibling will be okay. There are plenty of people who would help, so don't hit your kid(s), people. Turn to someone for help.

  • ilike9 Sep 19, 2012

    This is why there should be a test given before people can give birth and actually keep the baby. There are some people who SHOULD NOT be able to reproduce. Poor baby. Can't believe they left her there.

  • ashcash21 Sep 19, 2012

    If it was necessary that someone return home, ONE could have gone and ONE could have stayed. No way I'd leave my daughter at the hospital by herself.

    Did the parents give the nurses/doctors an explanation for the child's injuries?

  • itsmyownopinion Sep 19, 2012

    "By the time detectives arrived, the parents had already left their daughter at the hospital and returned to their Raeford home."

    Why would they leave her alone in the hospital?

  • Scubagirl Sep 19, 2012

    "the parents had already left their daughter at the hospital and returned to their Raeford home."

    THAT'S all I need to know about these parents. There are many families out there who would love her and protect her! These folks don't deserve to have her.