Mother charged with child abuse after cover up

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mother is behind bars accused of trying to cover up the abuse of her son.

Police say the three year old was taken to UNM Hospital with severe injuries to his genitals.

Police say Cristina Baros told investigators her son had been sick and had gotten an infection, causing the injuries.

But the boy later revealed that mom’s boyfriend Jesus had kicked him there and that mom was home when it happened.

Police say the couple had an elaborate story to try to cover up the crime both are charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily injury.

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