Catalina Island mother charged with child abuse after 2-year-old found with rope marks, healed burns

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Catalina Island is seen in an undated file photo. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Catalina Island is seen in an undated file photo. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

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A Catalina Island mother remained in jail Thursday after being charged with abusing her 2-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Alejandra Moreno, 31, was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Dec. 22 and charged with two counts of felony child abuse.

Deputies found the 2-year-old girl “severely physically abused, including bruising around her neck indicative of rope marks, a golf-sized bruise to her left cheek [and] healed burn marks on her right leg,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted.

Villanueva said a county prosecutor had asked a judge to set Moreno’s bail at $1 under Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón’s new policy to eliminate cash bail.

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