Couple charged with abusing 1-year-old

Sierra Nicole Salas

Las Cruces Police Department

Nicholas John Medina

Las Cruces police arrested Sierra Nicole Salas, 20, and Nicholas John Medina, 19, both of 2241 Entrada Del Sol one count each of negligent child abuse after employees of a Las Cruces hospital called police to report suspicious injuries to a child. Salas is the childs’s mother; Medina is her boyfriend.

Salas’ 1-year-old son, Riley, had suffered a fractured arm, an infected wound on his upper lip and significant bruising to his face, neck, abdomen and feet. Las Cruces Police say Salas was unable to offer a reasonable explanation for her son’s injuries. Riley was continuing to receive treatment at a hospital. Salas and Medina wereooked into the Dona Ana County jail with cash-only bonds set at $75,000 each.

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