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Sheriff: 2 arrested after abused toddler found walking alone on Laurel County road

Photo: Laurel County Sheriff

LONDON, Ky. (WDKY) - A mother and grandmother are behind bars after authorities say they found an abused toddler walking alone with only a diaper on.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a passerby spotted the child on Piney Hill Road south of London Wednesday morning.

When deputies arrived they could not find a caregiver. The toddler was taken to a hospital where investigators found the child had suffered several large bruises from belt strikes.

Detectives later found out the strikes were the result of belt strikes from the mother and grandmother. The toddler had not been seen inside the home since 5:30 a.m., and the passerby spotted the child approximately 90 minutes later.

Deputies arrested Angela Mason, 24, and Bobbi F. Cross, 45, and charged both with wanton endangerment. Both live on Sturdivant Morgan Road in Corbin.

Social services is now in custody of the child.

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