Mother accused of neglecting child with special needs

Mother accused of neglecting child with special needs

From the Las Vegas Optic

Sheriff’s deputies in Mora found an emaciated 7-year-old child with special needs locked in a bedroom without access to needed medical care, according to court records.

Serena Marquez, 26, of Mora, has been charged with one felony count of abuse of a child not resulting in death or great bodily harm.

Deputies from the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Mora County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Mora on Sept. 6 after the child was discovered locked in a bedroom, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Mora Magistrate Court on Sept. 21. The child was discovered by two workers hired to paint the home.