GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A couple in Garfield County was arrested on charges of child abuse after deputies found a 2-year-old suffering from severe burns and other injuries.
According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on a welfare call on Oct. 22. The call was in reference to a 2-year-old girl in Silt who had injuries to her face and body.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office and officers with the Silt Police Department were able to locate the girl inside a vehicle. Her mother, Desirae Jones, and the mother’s boyfriend, Kurtis Kumar, were also in the vehicle.
GCSO deputies said they saw severe untreated injuries on the child as well as her sibling. Deputies said the Colorado River Fire Rescue took the injured child to the Grand River Hospital Emergency Room for immediate medical treatment.
According to GCSO, once at the hospital, doctors found multiple injuries to the girl’s body including burns and other injuries consistent with violent physical assault.
Kumar and Jones were taken into custody on several felony charges related to child abuse. Both are currently being held at the Garfield County Jail on a $1,000,000 cash bond each.
Kumar and Jones are being charged with the following:
- Child abuse- knowingly causing serious bodily injury
- First-degree assault
- Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Garfield County dispatch at 970-625-8095.