A 31-year-old Florida mother faces child abuse charges after a doctor’s examination on her toddler daughter found 15 fractures and multiple bruises on her body.
An arrest report says that Veronica Sanchez took her 3-year-old daughter to a southwest Miami-Dade hospital for a head injury, WTVJ reports.
The doctor told detectives he believed the little girl also had a bite mark and cigarette burn scars on her back.
Sanchez told detectives the little girl had harmed herself and that her injuries were caused by the toddler’s fingernails, according to the arrest report.
The mother was charged with aggravated child abuse causing great bodily harm and child neglect causing great bodily harm, according to jail records. She’s being held on a $15,000 and will be put on house arrest with a GPS monitoring device if she bonds out, WPLG reported.
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[Featured image: Veronica Sanchez/Miami-Dade Corrections]