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Foster mother arrested in alleged beating of 1-year-old

Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 19:44:18-04

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a foster mother has been arrested in central California in connection with injuries suffered by a 1-year-old boy that his grandmother says include severe brain trauma and broken bones.
    
The Fresno Bee reports Darlene Valdovino-Aguilera was taken into custody Friday in Visalia on child abuse-related charges. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.
    
Police Officer Gary Williams says an investigation concluded the boy’s life-threatening injuries were the result of child abuse inflicted by Valdovinos-Aguilera.
    
Williams says officers responded Aug. 12 to a call of an unresponsive child as a result of a fall.
    
He says the child’s injuries did not appear consistent with what was described by Valdovino-Aguilera, prompting the investigation.