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Pair charged with denying medical care to diabetic child

Posted May 17, 2011 1:15 p.m. EDT
Updated May 18, 2011 4:34 p.m. EDT

— The parents of a 13-year-old diabetic child were charged Tuesday after police say they denied medical care to the boy, resulting in his near death.

Jerome Rufaro Redmond and Nicole Redmond were each charged with felony child abuse. Warrants state that the couple is also charged with neglecting four other boys, ages 8, 9, 11 and 14, in terms of medical care, supervision, education and nutrition.

The abuse took place between 2008 and 2010, warrants allege.

A neighbor at the family's former house in Fuquay-Varina, at 4140 Hampton Park Way, said that she saw the oldest son wandering down a busy street several times and that Nicole Redmond had many confrontations with neighbors.

She said the family moved out in December and that the children are living with their grandparents. Warrants list Jerome Redmond's address as Clayton and Nicole Redmond's address as Topsail Beach.

The Redmonds were both being held in the Wake County jail Tuesday on $40,000 bonds. They are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

The Wake County sheriff's office declined to comment on the case.

The criminal investigation was prompted by reports from a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in Fuquay-Varina, warrants state.