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Fayetteville Couple Charged With Child Abuse

Posted April 25, 2008 4:42 p.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2008 4:50 p.m. EDT

— A local couple has been arrested on charges they physically abused a 2-year-old boy, authorities said Friday.

Kyle Cremisio, 21, and Brittney Cremisio, 20, both of 713 Roundtree Drive, were each charged with felony child abuse. They were being held Friday in the Cumberland County Detention Center on $5,000 secured bonds.

Police officers went to Womack Army Medical Center on April 15 to investigate a report of a child with several bruises on his body, mainly on his face. A babysitter hired by the boy's parents for the evening took him to the hospital because she was concerned for his well-being after seeing the bruises, police said.

The investigation determined the parents were responsible for the injuries to the child. The boy is the biological son of Brittney Cremisio and the stepson of Kyle Cremisio, police said.

The Department of Social Services took custody of the 2-year-old last week, police said.