A Waverly couple is accused in connection with a child abuse investigation.

Village Police say at 3:20 p.m. March 24, they arrested 31 year old Amber McDuffee on one count of felony assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

The woman’s boyfriend, 30 year old Mark Terry is also charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say the charges following an alleged assault on February 17 in which a three old child who was in their care was found with deep bruising and abrasions.

McDuffee is accused of recklessly causing serious physical injury to the boy who suffered a chemical burn to his groin area.

The child was treated for the burn injury at Geisnger Medical Center in  Danville, Pennsylvania.

McDuffee was sent to the Tioga County Jail on 15-thousand dollars bail while Terry was released to await further court action.

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