Child abuse is a developing global epidemic, not merely a serious issue on a national level. Worldwide, there are instances of child abuse.
There are many distinct types of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological abuse that Children frequently experienced in many different countries. Different views on children and what constitutes appropriate behavior are held in many different nations.
Traditional cultural practices are frequently damaging and traumatic to children. Regardless of the type of abuse, the result is serious emotional harm. The signs of child abuse include unexplained bruises, overly aggressive behavior, lack of necessities, and drastic changes in behavioral and eating habits.
Unfortunately, child abuse remains common throughout the world, including in the United States—and Ares Baroz from New Mexico is just one of the children who experienced maltreatment.
In a most disturbing incident, Eighteen-month-old Ares Baroz had been bleeding in his brain and had fractures on his skull, legs, and shoulder area when he died the day before Thanksgiving in 2016, as the court records say.
Miranda Rabago was then 27 when she brought Ares to the Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center after allegedly finding him unconscious in his crib, the youngster was sent to the University of New Mexico hospital when doctors soon realized that he was in terrible condition.
Ares had several shattered bones, a fractured skull, and a condition known as “black brain” that is caused by repeated, violent shaking.
The little boy then died two days later.
It was believed that Ares’ injuries happened over a period of time. He sustained six fractures in total, including those to his tibia, fibia, and clavicle in addition to his skull injury.
Ares not only suffered from malnutrition and neglect, but he also suffered from skull fractures, ongoing brain bleeding, and bruises on both ears’ cartilage.
In a report by the DailyMail: Hospital officials suspected the toddler had been harmed and alerted the authorities. In a criminal complaint, the youngster had bruises and red patches on his face that the detective noticed.
Rabago told police she had awakened from a nap to find him fell in his crib at the southwest-side apartment she shared with a boyfriend and his 8-year-old son. Investigators then searched Ares’ flat and found marijuana pipes in numerous areas of the house while Ares’ room smelled like vomit and discovered a sippy cup with rotten milk and blood on a pillow in his crib. However, Rabago said that when she woke up at around 7 a.m., the boy appeared normal and had no marks the day he was brought to the medical center and insisted that she didn’t beat her son.
But the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that a doctor informed authorities that the youngster suffered from “black brain,” head damage brought on violent shaking, Doctors made horrifying discoveries there that painted a very different image of the child’s suffering than what the mother said, when Rabago brought her child to the hospital when he was unconscious.
Rabago, who is expecting another child, said that she put Ares in his crib after he nodded off after they had slept on a mattress in the living room up until midday but when she woke up at 5 o’clock, Rabago claimed that she discovered Ares were not moving when she went to check on him.
However, in a most horrifying, Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson claimed that investigators discovered a photo of Ares with the words “thug life” scrawled in black marker across his stomach and a fake tattoo of the word “loco” on his forehead on Rabago’s cellphone.
The authorities then concluded how the youngster was treated at home.
Miranda Rabago was then sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of child abuse for not tending to Ares’ various injuries and later pleaded not guilty in Santa Fe District Court, in a report by the Albuquerque Journal.
She might spend up to 21 years in prison and pay a fine of $20,000.
Stephen Taylor, one of Rabago’s attorneys, said:
“It’s difficult to look at something like that and think the worst about that kind of picture, especially in the context of what we know so far, I just want to caution everybody into thinking that there’s something to that evidence when we haven’t gotten everything yet to see the whole picture, the whole story about what led to Ares’s death.”