NORRISTOWN, PA — A former Pottstown couple is in trouble with the law after authorities alleged an infant boy in their care was malnourished to the point his “skin was just hanging off him,” according to court documents. Jose Rafael Cardenas Sr., 25, formerly of Walnut Street in Pottstown, was sentenced recently in Montgomery County Court to 11½-to-23-months in the county jail, to be followed by three years’ probation, after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with incidents that occurred in 2009.
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