Private Detective: Two Charged After Child Found Beaten
Officials in Menifee County say that a woman and her boyfriend have been charged with first-degree child abuse after the child was airlifted with severe injuries.
Robert Collins and Laura Blanton are in the Montgomery County Jail. Deputies say that Collins brought Blanton’s toddler daughter to her place of work with severe injuries.
Collins told Blanton that the child had fallen and had hit her eye. She was unresponsive and not breathing when Collins brought her to the store where Blanton worked. Police were called and the child was airlifted to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
A gofundme has been established by family members of the little girl, identifying her as Aria Blanton. Aria’s older brother is with her grandparents.