The parents of a 2 1/2-year-old girl are being prosecuted for allegedly seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old.
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Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 30, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” left their Loganville Borough home with their daughter on April 25, 2012, abandoning employment and family, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
They resurfaced five days later in Waterloo, Iowa, when Funt took the little girl to a medical center for respiratory distress, police said.
Medical staff there discovered the girl had multiple rib fractures and multiple healing fractures to her arms and legs,Trooper Christopher Colarusso reported in his criminal complaint.
The staff at the Covenant Medical Center eliminated any genetic disorder as the cause of the fractures and dated the injuries as several weeks old, meaning they were inflicted in York County.
Colarusso said Funt and Cochran could not give the Iowa doctors any logical reason for the injuries.
Colarusso said doctors told him the infant’s injuries would have been extremely painful when the child was handled.
Funt and Cochran were returned to York County on charges of aggravated and simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Both Cochran and Funt were released on $1 nominal bail in March when their case did not come to trial within 180 days