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Mother, stepfather arrested for abuse of 12-year-old girl

(Photo: Pueblo police)

PUEBLO, Colo. — A mother and stepfather were taken into custody after a 12-year-old girl was spotted walking down the road injured.

The Pueblo Police Department saw the girl limping near the intersection of Beulah and Northern avenues.

Officers say the girl had significant injuries, including broken bones, lacerations and contusions that indicated she had been physically abused for a long period of time.

Her stepfather, Perry Taylor Amrstrong, 35, was arrested for child abuse with serious bodily injury and second-degree assault with domestic violence.

Her mother, Kendra Dawn Medina, 30, was arrested for complicity to child abuse. She claimed to police that Armstrong had hurt both her and her child.

The 12-year-old and her sibling are now in protective custody.