Mother arrested after teacher notices bruises on 6-year-old boy, police say

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An East Hills mother was taken to jail by police who stopped by her home after a teacher at Faison academy noticed bruises on the woman's 6-year-old and contacted investigators. 

The teacher noticed the bruises and scratches on the boy's body and the angry red marks on his face.

The first-grader was taken to the nurse’s office on Tuesday and later to Children’s Hospital, and that's when police got involved, according to the criminal complaint.


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Police arrested the child's mother Kela Dyer.

CYF Investigators said allegations were made that the boy's mother "had been beating him up" and that she "beat him with a shoe" and had " hit him in the eye with her fist."

The child was returned to the home and in his mother’s care on Batavia street, but when caseworkers did a welfare check Thursday, they say there was the 6-year-old was wandering alone outside, and no one was home.

Pittsburgh police said the house has no furniture, flies and animal waste was everywhere. The child told them his mother said " just crawl in a window if you can't get in."

They also said there was no food in the fridge, but garbage and rotten food on the floor.

Dyer was located and taken into custody shortly after that.  Police said "at no time did she show compassion or remorse.”

Call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313 to report suspected child abuse or general child well-being concerns, or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service's website.


 

 

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