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Spring Lake mom charged with child abuse

Posted December 15, 2015

Rinkuben Patel

— A Spring Lake mother faces a charge of felony child abuse for injuries to her five-week-old infant.

Police said Rinkuben Patel, 25, called an ambulance on Nov. 25 to report that her child was having seizures. A doctor at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center determined the child had multiple broken bones and bleeding on the brain.

Spring Lake police and social workers from Cumberland County determined that the child's injuries could not have been an accident, and police arrested Patel on Dec. 15.

She was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on $10,000 bail.

Cumberland County Department of Social Services was caring for the child.

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  • Dennis Lee Dec 25, 2015
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    A mother gives birth while a mom gives love and security. This is a mother not to be confused with a mom!