CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police detectives have charged a mother and her boyfriend with multiple criminal counts in a child abuse case involving a 2-year-old.
Cameron Taylor, 21, and Cheyenne Gray, 21, were arrested Wednesday in connection with injuries sustained by Gray’s daughter.
Taylor was charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect and Gray was charged with child neglect. Both remain in the Pinellas County Jail this morning.
The female victim sustained multiple broken bones and other injuries while in Taylor’s care more than a week ago.
Taylor told detectives at one point the injuries occurred when she fell off the bed. He also said she fell off the toilet and hit her face on the tub. At another point, he also said she was sitting between his legs and fell face-first onto the floor.
Gray said she did not seek immediate medical attention for the girl because she knew it would make her look like an abusive mother. The child was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital on Wednesday and medical staff there called Clearwater Police.
The child remains in critical condition after being transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.