Parents accused of severely neglecting 3-year-old daughter

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DENVER — The parents of a 3-year-old girl have been formally charged with child abuse for allegedly severely neglecting their daughter, Denver’s district attorney announced Tuesday.

Kenny Sanchez, 26, and Kathleen Sanchez, 21, are both charged with felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

Prosecutors allege that the Sanchez’s “engaged in a pattern of conduct that resulted in the malnourishment and mistreatment” of their daughter.

An off-duty law enforcement officer reported his concerns after seeing the family in a store.

The girl weighed only 19 pounds at the time. She and two siblings were placed in protective care.

Both defendants remain in custody in the Denver County Jail.

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