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North Liberty couple charged with child abuse

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Natasha Marie Jones Natasha Marie Jones
Derrick Allen Robe Derrick Allen Robe

Police say a North Liberty woman abused a child and the father allowed it.

According to a criminal complaint, Natasha Marie Jones, 26, assaulted a child under the age of two, causing bruising on the head, back and groin area.  Police say she did it in front of the child's father, Derrick Allen Robe, 21.

Police say Robe is dating Jones.

The complaint says Jones admitted to the abuse and told officers she needed help.

Jones is charged with assault causing bodily injury and child endangerment causing serious injury.  Robe is charged with child endangerment causing serious injury because police say he allowed the abuse to happen.

The child was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

 

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