A 27-year-old Longmont woman who called police in February to report that her 10-month-old nephew had drowned in a bathtub was formally charged Thursday with child abuse resulting in death, child abuse and possession of a schedule II substance.
Andromeda Ann Sosa had been caring for Jeremiah Sosa since a few days after his birth because his parents are serving prison sentences, according to an arrest warrant. Jeremiah’s mother, Georgina Alaniz, 25, gave birth to him while she was in prison for robbery, forgery and escape, according to police and court records.
When police arrived at Sosa’s home at 432 1/2 Collyer St. on Feb. 25, they found Jeremiah lying motionless on the floor, and another toddler walking around in the home, according to the warrant. Both children were wet, and Sosa was crying uncontrollably, police reported.
Sosa told investigators that she had put Jeremiah and the toddler in the bath, when her cell phone rang, according to police. The phone was plugged into its charger in the kitchen, and she went to answer it, the warrant said.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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