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Mother Accused Of Failing To Report Child Abuse

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Bridgeport woman faces a felony charge as authorities say she witnessed abuse to her son and failed to report it.

Bridgeport police arrested 22-year-old Jarelis Lugo in New Haven Wednesday on a warrant of risk of injury to a minor. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1bSNEzV ) that her bond was set at $50,000.

It was not known Thursday morning if Lugo is represented by a lawyer.

Daquon Gomillion, the father of the 5-year-old boy, pleaded not guilty last month to child abuse charges. He’s accused of beating the boy.

Gomillion remains in jail on $750,000 bond.

Superior Court Judge Earl Richards called the abuse “horrific.”

Police said the boy had scars on his legs, back and chest and part of an ear was missing. A lip had been split, healed and split again.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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