Woman arrested by CPD in child abuse case

Infant suffers multiple injuries

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 1/7/19

A Cleveland woman has been arrested by the Cleveland Police Department for aggravated child abuse after the police department was contacted by a social worker at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital …

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Woman arrested by CPD in child abuse case

Infant suffers multiple injuries

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A Cleveland woman has been arrested by the Cleveland Police Department for aggravated child abuse after the police department was contacted by a social worker at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital regarding an infant who was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries.

The arrest is reported to have taken place Thursday.

According to a CPD report, the social worker contacted the police department after the 3-month-old was admitted to the hospital for "several injuries that included a broken finger, a broken wrist, a fractured rib, a busted upper lip, a swollen right ear due to some type of force, a hole in her mouth caused by force feeding, bruising on her stomach and damage to her liver."

In addition, the infant was "extremely malnourished, weighing a little over two pounds," the report stated, adding that doctors at the hospital had confirmed the injuries.

The mother, Olga Sevilla, 38, of 1900 Ohio Ave., was arrested and transported to the Bradley County Jail, where she remains on a $250,000 bond. However, Sevilla has been placed on an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hold due to her immigration status.

Sevilla reportedly told investigators the injuries were caused when her "5-year-old nephew dropped the infant."

According to the report, another child who was with Sevilla at the hospital was  taken into protective custody by the Department of Children's Services.

The doctors said the injuries had occurred over a long span of time, and the dates on which the child sustained the injuries were unknown, the report noted.

The infant was still receiving treatment at the hospital at the time the police report was issued.

Sevilla will appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 10.


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