A Rancho Cucamonga mother was expected to appear in court Thursday after being arrested for alleged child abuse when doctors discovered her 3-year-old had suffered internal and external injuries consistent with physical abuse, according to police.
Annie Wang, a 26-year-old citizen of Taiwan who lives in Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested Tuesday after a hospital visit led to the discovery of her alleged abuse, according to a news release from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.
Wang, who lives in the 9600 block of Milliken Avenue (map), brought her 3-year-old to the Pomona Valley Medical Center Emergency Room because on Monday he was vomiting, police stated.
The medical staff contacted police after discovering the child had severe bruising on various parts of his body, including his face, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
A criminal investigation was launched, and the child was transferred to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, where physicians confirmed the boy had suffered internal and external injuries consistent with physical abuse, police said.
Wang was arrested Tuesday and booked for alleged child abuse that resulted in great bodily harm, police said. She was held in lieu of $100,000 bail and was expected to be arraigned Thursday.
Her son was taken into protective custody by the Department of Child and Family Services.
Witnesses to the alleged abuse or anyone with information were asked to call Detective Michelle Brand at 909-387-3615 or Detective Matt Gordon at 909-477-2800.