Eden man, woman arrested on child abuse charges involving 3-year-old

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Frank Mendoza and Kaitlyn Mansfield

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EDEN, N.C. — An Eden man and woman have been arrested on child abuse charges.

Frank Mendoza, 25, of Eden, and Kaitlyn Mansfield, 19, of Reidsville, are charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

According to the arrest warrant, Mendoza is accused of leaving multiple bruises on a 3-year-old’s legs, hips, arms and back.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office also charged Mansfield, saying she is accused of allowing Mendoza to abuse the child.

Mendoza and Mansfield were placed in the Rockingham County Jail, each under a $5,000 secured bond.

Mendoza is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 15. Mansfield will appear in court Oct. 13.

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