MARION, N.C. (WNCN) – A woman has been arrested after medical officials noticed bruises on a child’s body, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Amber Nichole Prater, 22, was charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Officials said that on July 30 she took her 3-year-old son to the hospital for a fever, Fox Carolina reported
When hospital doctors examined the boy and noticed the bruises on his body, they contacted authorities.
Prater is being held at the McDowell County Detention Center.
–– WSPA contributed to this report