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Wake County father charged in child abuse case

Posted November 11, 2010 6:59 p.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2010 8:06 a.m. EST

— Both parents of a Wake County child face abuse charges after their child was severely injured in a possible assault, according to arrest warrants filed by the sheriff's office.

Kelvin Lee Cash, 35, and Tiffany Robitalle, 23, both of 1300 Farm Road, Lot #13 in Raleigh, each face one count of felony neglecting child abuse involving serious bodily injury. 

Warrants state that the couple's child had broken bones, fluid on the brain and healing fractures on a rib and leg. The injuries occurred in late October. The child's age and sex were not disclosed.

Cash and Robitalle were placed in the Wake County jail under separate $100,000 secured bonds. They were both scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

If she meets bond, Robitalle is ordered to not have any contact with children, court records state. As a condition of possible release, Cash was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with children.

State Department of Correction records show that Cash was convicted of misdemeanor breaking and entering and larceny in 2007 and held in contempt of court in 2008. He was given probation in each case.

Robitalle was convicted of violating a protective order and larceny in 2007, DOC records show. She served 1½ months in jail when her probation for those offenses was revoked in 2009.