Sevilla gets additional charge

From STAFF REPORTS
Posted 7/5/19

A Cleveland woman is facing an additional charge in connection with a child abuse incident that took place earlier this year.The woman, Olga Sevilla, 38, was charged Tuesday with aggravated child …

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Sevilla gets additional charge

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A Cleveland woman is facing an additional charge in connection with a child abuse incident that took place earlier this year.

The woman, Olga Sevilla, 38, was charged Tuesday with aggravated child neglect.

Sevilla was arrested for aggravated child abuse in January after a social worker at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga contacted law enforcement after Sevilla’s child was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries.

According to a Cleveland Police Department report regarding that incident, a social worker had contacted the police department after Sevilla’s 3-month-old child was admitted to a local 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."

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

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.

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.

Sevilla was arrested and transported to the Bradley County Jail, where she remains on a $250,000 bond. She was also placed on an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hold due to her immigration status.

Aggravated child neglect occurs when an adult knowingly engages in behavior resulting in harming a child. 


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