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2 arrested after child found bruised, burned in Spartanburg Co., deputies say

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) - Two people have been arrested after deputies say a child in the home was found with multiple bruises on his body and also had a burn mark on his chest.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home on Chesnee Highway for a welfare check with DSS.

When they arrived, they found the child in a pack and play with multiple bruises on his face, chest, and legs. Deputies say they also found a circular burn mark on the child's chest as well.

The child's great grandmother told deputies that the child was 'very clumsy' and 'falls a lot and does not use his hands to catch himself,' according to the report.

19-year-old Lara Rhea Mary Jane Harrison and 68-year-old Dorothy Lynne Harrison are charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child.

Both are being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

The child was taken into DSS custody.


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