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Jones County mother charged with child abuse

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County teen is facing felony child abuse charges.

Youth Court Judge, Galen Harper, set bond at $100,000 for Dakota Deloach,18.

It's alleged that in 2010, Deloach, then 16, knew that her child was being physically abuse by her then boyfriend Roberto Mendez, 21.  The infant was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center with breathing problems and broken ribs and later transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson due to the severity of the injuries.

A UMC physicians report later revealed that the trauma to the baby was caused by someone being physically abusive.

Both Deloach and Mendez are currently in the Jones County Jail.

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