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Lehigh Acres woman charged with aggravated child abuse

July 13, 2018
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Lehigh Acres woman on charges of physical abuse of a 7-month-old child.

Yoanelis Candelaria, 25, of 4418 24th St., in Lehigh Acres, has been charged with intentionally striking an infant child, which resulted in physical injuries that include a fracture to his skull, according to a report issued Friday by they LCSO.

On Monday, July 9, Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Golisano Children's Hospital where medical staff diagnosed the baby with bruising to his face and a skull fracture.

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Yoanelis Candelaria

At the conclusion of the investigation, detectives identified Candalaria as the suspect. On Wednesday July 11, detectives interviewed Candalaria and ultimately placed her under arrest for aggravated child abuse, the LCSO reported.



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