Two Canyon parents are indicted for allegedly beating and sexually abusing their 5-year-old child.
Wednesday, the Randall County grand jury handed down the indictment for injury to a child to 32-year-old Anna Bradsher.
According to Child Protection Services, Bradsher is accused of taking part in her child's beating. Her husband, 29-year-old Brian Bradsher was also indicted on two different charges for injury to a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child.
CPS says they were alerted by Canyon Police about the incident and discovered Brian allegedly beat and abused the 5-year-old multiple times.
Brian Loyd Bradsher, 29, faces the civil suits as the result of a CPS investigation involving him and two women: Niga Bradsher, 28, and Anna Bradsher, 32, both of Canyon. He is currently incarcerated at the Randall County jail.
A case worker investigated and found "pretty strong evidence of physical abuse," Cunningham said.
Griffin said officers found the child with numerous bruises and welts, and slap marks on the buttocks and face. Some of the markings appeared to be the result of being slapped by a spoon, Griffin said.
The child was taken to the Bridge Children's Advocacy Center, where he was interviewed.
Doctors also gave the child a medical examination that supported the signs of abuse, Griffin said.
Brian Bradsher faces a felony charge in Randall County District Court of injury to a child. Anna Bradsher also faces a charge of injury to a child, and Niga Bradsher faces two misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse.
Authorities believe Brian Bradsher is married to one of the women and was previously married to the other.
In a separate case, a criminal complaint filed Thursday alleges Brian Bradsher sexually abused a child over the course of nine months. The complaint did not state his relationship to the child.
Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said his office will prosecute both criminal and civil charges against the Bradshers.