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Parents of battered girl found wandering Cancun streets with tether arrested

Cancun, Q.R. — The parents of a young girl found wandering the streets last week have been arrested. Both the father, Jesús Santana “N” and mother, Libier Marielena “N”, were taken into custody Tuesday on child abuse charges.

The parents were arrested after Cancun police responded to reports of a battered-looking young girl walking alone on August 27. When they found her, she had a tether attached to her ankle from where she was allegedly tied to furniture. She was also covered in marks including bruises.

“On August 27 of this year, there was a report of a single infant on public roads with signs of violence on her body,” the State Attorney General reported in a statement. Once in custody, the young girl told police of “mistreatment by her parents, for which reason an investigation was opened and the necessary protection measures imposed.”

Police proceeded to revisit the home where they located and removed two boys, one around one year old and the other, only four months.

“After capturing both defendants in the streets of Cancun, elements of the Investigation Police transferred them to the State Attorney General’s Office for the respective legal procedures. Subsequently, they were admitted to the Benito Juárez Social Reintegration Centre,” the agency added.