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Mother arrested after child found with broken wrist, missing skin

Raven Dennis (Source: Columbus Police Department) Raven Dennis (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Raven Dennis in Recorder's Court Monday morning. Raven Dennis in Recorder's Court Monday morning.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus mother accused of child abuse made an appearance in Recorder's Court Monday morning.  Raven Dennis, 25, pleaded not guilty to abusing her 4-year-old daughter.

During testimony, investigators say Dennis called the Department of Children and Family Services last week and told them she could not control her child and if they did not come to get her she would hurt the child.

Investigators say when officers responded the home on Clarabelle Street they found the little girl on the porch with severe bruises all over her body and face.

The little girl also has a broken wrist and, according to investigators, layers of skin were missing from her wrists due to her mother tying her to a wooden bed post.

Police arrested child's mother, Raven Dennis, and charged her with cruelty to children in the first degree, battery, false imprisonment, and reckless conduct.

Dennis is being held in the Muscogee county Jail on a $56,250 bond.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have a full report beginning on the news at Five. 

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