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Bond set at $250k for parents charged with abusing toddler who died

Glen Bates (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Glen Bates (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Andrea Bradley (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Andrea Bradley (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
EAST WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19) - The parents of a 2-year-old girl are accused of abusing the toddler on multiple occasions leading up to her death Sunday.

Cincinnati police homicide investigators arrested Andrea Bradley, 28, and Glen Bates, 32, about 10:30 p.m. 

Each is held in lieu of $250,000 cash bond on felony charges of child endangering.

More charges could be filed once the Hamilton County Coroner's Office determines Glenara Bates' cause of death.

When the parents appeared in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Monday, authorities said their daughter was dropped from high up, whipped and bitten. Then, Andrea Bradley tried to sew the toddler's head up with a needle and thread before taking her to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sunday.

"It's mindblowing. Very mindblowing,” said Lavina Bryant, who lives on Hackberry Street.

According to court paperwork, injuries to the child include “abrasions, bite marks and lacerations.”

"There was an injury that she said occurred from a fall that put a laceration on the child's head, and she stitched the child's head herself at home with a needle and thread,” said Detective Eric Karaguleff.

Investigators say the child was taken to Children's hospital over the weekend, "deceased, limp and cold."

"She's seen me, a couple of more people on numerous, numerous occasions. She could have asked for some help if she needed it,” said Bryant.

Court documents said the child “suffered serious physical abuse between March 1 and March 29.”

"She would just come, park her car take her kids in the house. Or, if she was leaving, she'd go straight to her vehicle with her children and they would leave. That was it. No hi, no nothing,” Bryant said.

"No red flags when I saw her children. Nothing that would have had me thinking something's wrong,” said Bryant.

That's where doctors determined the child's injuries "suggested abuse and lack of care and protection." They called police.

Both parents admitted to the abuse, records state.

Five children were removed from the home and are in the care of Jobs and Family Services. Andrea Bradley is six months pregnant.

Moira Weir, director of Job and Family Services made a statement Wednesday saying:

"Our thoughts are with Glenara and those closest to her as we all deal with this heartbreaking news. We are working with her brothers and sisters to ensure they have any help they need.

We have already begun the process of reviewing our interactions with the family and assessing our work. We are involved with more than 17,000 children every year and our overriding goal is their safety. We take that responsibility very seriously.

We will cooperate fully with police and the prosecutor's office as they carry out their investigation."

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