Mother, boyfriend accused of child abuse in Graves County - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mother, boyfriend accused of child abuse in Graves County

© Jesse Green (Source: Graves County Jail) © Jesse Green (Source: Graves County Jail)
Bridget Ortega (Source: Graves County Jail) Bridget Ortega (Source: Graves County Jail)
WATER VALLEY, KY (KFVS) -

A mother of five and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday on child abuse charges.

Jesse Green, 24, and Bridget Ortega, 27, both of Water Valley, Ky., were both charged with two counts of criminal abuse in the 2nd degree as well as one count of probation violation for a misdemeanor offense.

After receiving a complaint of possible child abuse, officials from the Graves County Sheriff's Department went to the residence and found Bridget Ortega, mother of the children, and her boyfriend, Jesse Green.

They located five children at the home and noticed bruises and injuries on two of the children, an 8-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.

Based on statements from a witness and the victims, evidence at the scene and a confession from one of the parties involved, Green and Ortega were taken into custody.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Cabinet for Families and Children in removing the five children from the home. The children range in age from 11 years to 3 weeks old.

An investigation continues.

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