Limassol police arrested the mother of a baby boy and are also looking for the father in connection with aggravated assault that turned into a possible child endangerment case.
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Local media said a 24-year-old female from Latvia was detained Monday by Limassol police initially on assault charges, after a complaint was filed involving an alleged attack against her mother-in-law who said she was assaulted in her own residence last Friday.
It was not immediately clear whether the male suspect was wanted for child endangerment or only in connection with the initial charges of assault and destruction of property
The complainant’s son, described as the 27-year-old Greek Cypriot boyfriend of the suspect and father of their 19-month-old baby, was initially detained but then released. He was later also wanted in connection with the assault case that included destruction of property and aggravated assault charges.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, while the woman was at the police station with her young son, prior to her arrest, a Child Services social worker was called in and determined that the child was exhibiting signs of physical abuse.
The woman was immediately arrested on child endangerment, as well as assault and aggravated assault charges, while the father of the baby boy was also wanted by law enforcement authorities.
CNA said doctors who examined the baby boy determined that there were visible abrasions and bruises in several parts of the body, while “other signs of child neglect” were also present.
The doctors ordered the child be admitted to Makarios Children’s Hospital in Nicosia, CNA said.
Police did not comment on the case, citing domestic violence protocol. The 24-year-old woman was expected to appear in court on Tuesday when prosecutors could file a domestic violence case.
It was not immediately clear whether the male suspect was wanted for child endangerment or only in connection with the initial charges of assault and destruction of property.
Limassol couple arrested after incident with mother-in-law, police re-arrests mother of baby boy after social worker sees signs of child abuse and neglect