Mother, boyfriend charged with abusing 13-month-old boy

Mother, boyfriend charged with abusing 13-month-old boy

Credit: Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.

Jessica Atkins and Jesse James

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 9:23 AM

Kill Devil Hills child abuse investigation

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC-A woman and her boyfriend are charged with abusing her 13-month-old child.

Kill Devil Hills Police say 18-year-old Jessica Atkins and 23-year-old Jesse James were due in court Friday on  charges of felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily. 

Authorities were alerted to suspected abuse on August 13 by doctors treating the child at Outer Banks Hospital. The boy was later flown to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk  for care.

Police said Friday he remains in critical condition.

They live in a house in the 2000 block of 2041 Smithfield Street.

Authorities said the investigation continues and additional charges are pending.

 

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