$620K bail set for mom in child abuse case
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 9:24 AM CDTUpdated: Mar 22, 2013 1:07 PM CDT
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) –
Bail was set for the North Las Vegas woman accused of tying her 4-year-old daughter to a bed for several hours a day.
A judge set bail for Laketha Moore, 36, at $620,000 during her initial hearing Friday in North Las Vegas Court.
Her next court date was set for March 29.
According to North Las Vegas police, Moore was arrested after apartment personnel found her child tied to a bed in a unit in the 1200 block of W. Cheyenne Avenue on Tuesday.
Police said the child was locked inside alone and had sustained numerous injuries, both old and new, according to police. She suffered injuries to her head, neck, torso and legs. The child was taken to UMC for treatment. Police do not believe her injuries are life-threatening.
Police believe Moore has been leaving her child tied to the bed for several hours a day, between five and seven days a week, since Feb. 5.
It’s further believed Moore would leave the girl little to eat or drink and that the child had no access to a bathroom. Evidence further suggests the child had been beaten with a belt. No one else lived at the apartment.
The child was treated for her injuries and released to Child Protective Services.
Moore is facing 2 felony counts of child abuse and 31 counts of child endangerment, according to court records. Each of the child endangerment counts represent the 31 days her daughter was allegedly locked up. It’s not the first time she has faced charges.
In June of 2003, court records show Moore faced similar charges in Los Angeles, including child endangerment and two counts of inflicting “cruel or inhuman corporal punishment or an injury resulting in a traumatic condition.”
Two of the charges were dropped a year after her arrest.