HOUSTON—A young mother and her mate were facing charges after the woman’s 1-year-old daughter was found with serious injuries at a southeast Houston motel, according to Houston police.
John Frederick Caldwell was charged with felony injury to a child and Ginyear Jones was charged with injury to a child by omission. They are both 23 years old.
Police responded to a call at a motel in the 4700 block of Reed Road on Saturday and found the badly beaten toddler. The mother claimed the stepfather hurt the little girl, but the stepfather said the child fell off the bed.
Doctors said the toddler had lacerations, bruising and several broken bones. They determined her injuries were consistent with abuse.
The mother and stepfather were then charged by police.
Caldwell has prior convictions for burglary. He was being held without bond for this latest charge.
Jones’ bond was set at $40,000.