2nd Person Charged In Va. Child Abuse Case

2:18 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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MANASSAS, Md. (WUSA) -- Prince William County police have charged a woman with child abuse for hitting a child with belt in Manassas.

Twenty-year-old Maria Del Rosario is being held without bond after allegedly hitting a 2-year-old boy with a belt multiple times between August 2011 and February 2013, say police. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Carlos Daniel Cortez was charged earlier with child abuse and cruelty and injuries to children for hitting the child with a belt between November 2012 and February 2013. He is also being held without bond.

The child sustained lacerations from the beating, according to police. Police started investigating the alleged child abuse on Tuesday when an incident was reported.

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