A toddler, scalded and bruised in his El Centro home Friday, was continuing to recover today while his mother was in custody on suspicion of child endangerment and being an accessory after the fact.
Meanwhile, a teen-age suspect thought to have abused the boy was being sought by police.
El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria said officers responded to the 2400 block of Hamilton Avenue to a possible child abuse case at 1:10 p.m. Friday. They were called by a friend of the boy's family.
Officers found the 2-year-old boy had been scalded on the lower portion of his body. The boy also had bruising over the lower part of his body.
The boy was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
The boy's mother, Arisbel Ubence, 25, was at the home when officers arrived. She was taken to the El Centro police station for questioning and arrested.