A Lexington woman was arrested after officers found a badly abused child in her home while canvassing a neighborhood during an unrelated investigation.
Anna Eury, 19, was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal abuse after she was interviewed at police headquarters Tuesday, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Officers found the child about 1 p.m. Tuesday while they were talking to residents of Bennett Drive about a burglary in the area. Eury and the child were at a home in the 700 block, Roberts said.
Roberts said the child appeared to have broken bones and other internal injuries but said it was too early to say what caused them. Because of the child's age, Roberts said, she could not release any information that might identify the minor, including the age, sex or relationship to Eury.
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Officers called Emergency Care Units and Child Protective Services to the home, Roberts said. The child was taken to an area hospital and was being treated Tuesday afternoon.