November 22, 2009
Chicago, Ill (The Weekly Vice) - Maria Flores, a 29-year-old Chicago woman was arrested Thursday on allegations she sexually and physically abused a young female relative over a three year period.
According to police, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services began an investigation after they received a call via an abuse hotline, according to DCFS spokesperson, Kendall Marlow.
The allegations came to light when the girl told school officials about the abuse. The girl reportedly suffered numerous injuries and instances of sexual assault that took place over a three-year period.
Investigators say the child was taken into custody along with four other children living in Flores' household. Authorities withheld the age of the girl who was abused in an attempt to help preserve her identity.
Flores was booked into jail and then charged Sunday with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated battery of a child, domestic battery causing bodily harm and endangering the life and health of a child.
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