A mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged for maiming her 11-year-old child, according to Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives arrested 35-year-old Tonia Michelle Powers and her live-in boyfriend, 34-year-old Todd Louis Lanford of 2418 Cleveland Avenue on Nov. 14.
In a press release, investigators say they received an anonymous complaint. The child suffers from extensive bruising all over his body, contusions on the forehead, eyes, neck, arms, legs, and torso. Investigators also say the boy was cut along the pelvic area and suffered injury to his genitalia.
Lanford is charged with assault on a child under 12 years old, malicious maiming, felony child abuse afflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation, and communicating a threat. He remains in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $35,000 bond.
Powers, the boy's mother, is charged with aiding and abetting a felony and accessory after the fact. She was released from jail after posting a $25,000 secured bond.
The boy is in custody of the Department of Social Services.