NC mom, dad charged after abuse found in twin babies

Nicholas Clark, 20, and Brittany Hefner, 24, are charged with felony child abuse. (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A mother and father have been charged after deputies say they were involved in abusing twin three-month-old boys in Burke County.

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According to deputies, Nicholas Brandon Clark, 20, and Brittany Nichole Hefner, 24, were both charged with child abuse in the case.

One of the boys is in serious condition as a result of the abuse, deputies said. The abuse was reportedly discovered after the children were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Doctors at the hospital then called law enforcement.

Hefner was arrested Monday and charged with felony child abuse. Online jail records show Clark was arrested in mid-September and is being held on the same charge.

Both are expected in court on Tuesday and are being held on $75,000 bonds.

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