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Two people arrested on child abuse charges

Posted February 25, 2010 12:27 a.m. EST
Updated February 25, 2010 6:14 p.m. EST

— A Wendell man and a mother from Orlando, Fla., are facing child abuse charges after her 5-month-old daughter was hospitalized in Wake County on Tuesday.

The baby’s mother, Rachel Maureen Bond, 24, of 1429 W. New Hampshire St. in Orlando, and her friend, Philip J. Rader, 26, of 2643 Wendell Road in Wendell, were charged Wednesday with felony child abuse, according to arrest warrants.

The infant suffered a skull fracture, subdural hematoma, a cut between her lip and nose, bleeding in the right eye and three rib fractures, the warrants state.

Bond and Rader were arrested Wednesday at the Microtel Inn, off New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, where police found drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to warrants.

Two other children, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, were in the room with Bond and Rader at the time of their arrest, the warrants state. Rader was charged with contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

Bond was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under a $500,000 bond. No bond had been set yet for Rader.

Both are due in court on March 17.

Rader was placed on probation in April 2009 after being convicted of driving with a revoked license, according to state Department of Correction records. He was two previous convictions for driving while impaired.