OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa woman and her boyfriend have been charged in a child abuse case that began with photos posted online.
Ashley Karen Lindley-Moser, 28, and Donald Vincent Graham, 24, both of 2421 E. Main St., both face one count of child endangerment causing bodily injury. Police and the Iowa Department of Human Services were contacted Saturday about possible child abuse.
The photos of a young girl showed multiple bruises on her head and body. A post on social media drew attention, including that of law enforcement.
The girl was examined at the hospital and she, along with the other children living at the home, have been placed in the custody of relatives. The charge is a Class D felony.
Iowa’s online courts database did not show the case as of Wednesday afternoon. It did show a pending burglary case against Graham.