Mother Charged with Fracturing Her One-Month-Old Child’s Legs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A Kansas City woman has been charged with seriously injuring her one-month old child.

Lacresha R. Young, 21, faces Assault 1st Degree, Abuse of a Child and Endangering the Welfare of a Child 1st Degree..

According to court records, in November, police dispatched to Children’s Mercy Hospital were informed by Children’s Division workers about injuries to a 1-month-old child that were consistent with child abuse. The injuries included fractures to right and left legs. Young admitted to police that she caused the injuries.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000.

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