Charleroi mom, boyfriend facing child abuse charges

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CHARLEROI, Pa. —

Shyann Sanpietro and her boyfriend, Christopher Raible, faced a judge on child abuse charges Thursday.

According to police, San Pietro’s 3-year-old had extensive bruising and two burn marks on his body.

Police said Sanpietro called her mother in July saying, “He’s not listening to me.  I almost choked him.”

The boy told police that the couple hit him, made him take cold baths and beat him with a belt.

A neighbor told Channel 11 he doesn’t believe the accusations.

“If any of that were true, I would hear screaming next door,” he said.

The boy’s mother is being held on $100,000 bond.  Her boyfriend is being held on $60,000.

Family members are taking care of the boy.  They said he’s happy and healing.