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May 30, 2015

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Mom arrested after girl, 4, found with various injuries

Child abuse case

A woman was arrested Tuesday on 31 counts of child abuse after her 4-year-old daughter was found in her apartment with multiple injuries, North Las Vegas Police said.

Police responded to the North Las Vegas home of 36-year-old Laketha Moore at the 1000 block of west Cheyenne Avenue near Martin Luther King Boulevard around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Apartment officials indicated the child might be locked in her room, police said. The girl was found with minor injuries, but transported to University Medical Center as a precaution.

Police said she had suffered injuries to her head, neck, torso and legs. Police said evidence suggests the child sustained her injuries from a belt.

Moore allegedly tied her daughter to the bed by her ankle and locked her in a bedroom in their apartment for several hours a day, five to seven days a week since Feb. 5. Police said the girl may have been alone for 10 to 12 hours a day.

Moore was booked into Las Vegas City Jail on the 31 felony counts of child abuse. Police said the child was treated for her injuries and released to Child Protective Services.

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