Woman facing charges of child endangerment

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A young woman is facing charges after a six-month-old child was found with severe injuries to his skull.

Laredo Police arrested 18-year-old Esperanza Valdez and charged her with injury to a child, as well as child endangerment.

The charges stem from an ongoing investigation by the Laredo Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit into serious non-accidental bodily injuries sustained by a six-month-old child.

The injuries included a fractured skull, signs of interrupted blood flow to the child’s brain and healing broken bone injuries for which the child was never treated.

The child has been removed from the custody of the parents and is now with Child Protective Services.

Valdez remains at the Webb County Jail in lieu of a $65,000 bond.