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Updated Mar 25, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Phoenix mother accused of abusing her young son

PHOENIX — Authorities say a Phoenix woman is in custody for allegedly
abusing her 2-year-old son.

Phoenix police said Monday that 21-year-old Rickesha Jovani Burns is being held
without bond on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor and child abuse.

Police officers were called to a residence about 8 p.m. Sunday and found Burns
holding her son.

They say the child was crying and bleeding and was immediately transported to a
Phoenix hospital.

Police say Burns told them her son had been playing with a 12-year-old boy at a
park and he had done something to the child.

Doctors say the child had injuries around his rectal area and he needed surgery
to remove a foreign object.

Police say they found no evidence that the child was assaulted at the park.


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