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Amber Nichole Prater, 22, of Marion, is charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A 22-year-old North Carolina woman was arrested after doctors found signs of abuse when her 3-year-old son was taken to the hospital, WLOS reports.

On July 30, Amber Nichole Prater took the toddler to the hospital because he was running a fever.

During an examination, medical professionals noticed bruises over the child’s body and contacted authorities.

The case was received by the Sheriff’s Office on a referral by the McDowell County Department of Social Services.

Prater is charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.