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El Centro woman, 21, jailed Sunday for abusing 19-month-old son

January 21, 2002|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

A 21-year-old El Centro woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of abusing her infant son while disciplining him, police officials reported.

Yvonne Bautista was booked into county jail on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child. Her bail was set at $35,000

Police allege Bautista was visiting relatives in the 1400 block of Holt Avenue about 4:30 p.m.. and her 19-month-old son was with her.

The infant reportedly knocked over some furnishing and Bautista disciplined him. Police said relatives became concerned and contacted police.

When officers arrived they found Bautista walking home with her son. The boy reportedly had bruising on his back and his face.

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Based on the injuries and information provided by relatives, police arrested Bautista, who also has a 5-week-old child.

Both children were turned over to relatives.

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