Mom, Boyfriend Face Charges After Special Needs Son Found Malnourished, Injured

A North Carolina mother and her boyfriend face child abuse charges after Wayne County deputies found her 11-year-old special needs son injured and malnourished.

Deputies said a family member alerted them over the weekend about the boy’s condition, WNCN reported. They found the 11-year-old “neglected, malnourished and sustained injuries due to the poor living conditions inside of the home.”

Amber Baker, 32, has been charged with three counts of felony child abuse/inflicting serious bodily injury, one count of misdemeanor child abuse, and one count of resist, delay and obstruct.

Her boyfriend, 48-year-old Rodney Langley, was charged with a single count of misdemeanor child abuse.

Baker is being held on a $457,500 bond, while Langley’s bond was set at $5,000.

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[Featured image: Amber Baker and Rodney Langley/Wayne County Sheriff’s Office]