A 41-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Friday for suspicion of felony child abuse and neglect, according to a sheriff’s office booking report.
Amber Jordan was taken into custody in the 500 block of North Stewart Street at 10:38 p.m. According to the booking report, the 18-month old child had been taken for treatment at Carson Tahoe Hospital and was reported by deputies to be lethargic and not responding appropriately. The child had numerous bruises in different stages of healing over their body and an injury to the right side of their face and eye.
The injury to the child’s face showed a specific bruise pattern, the arrest report notes. Deputies saw photos taken by a CCSO criminologist which showed these injuries, some abnormal and some were in the areas that were not normal for children to have sustained bruises. This included the large bruise on the child’s face and eye, and also several bruises to the child’s legs, stomach, pubic region and genitals.
Doctors stated the child was severely dehydrated, and THC and methamphetamine were located in their system, according to the report.
Officers were contacted by the child’s babysitter, who stated she agreed to sit with the child, while the mother, Amber Jordan, went out on a date, the report states.
The babysitter, who said she agreed to be the trusted babysitter, said she didn’t even know the child’s name or the mother’s name or contact information. She stated she had spoken to Jordan more than once but didn’t know anything about the woman. She stated she picked up the child to babysit and saw the injuries to the child and called deputies. She said she was worried the child was being abused, according to the booking report.
While speaking with deputies the babysitter had red watery