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East Orange man, woman accused of abusing, severely injuring 3-year-old in their care

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Posted at 8:19 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 20:19:35-04

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — An East Orange man and woman were charged with multiple child abuse offenses, accused of abusing and injuring a 3-year-old girl in their care, officials said Thursday.

Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, are accused of abusing the child while she was in their care at their East Orange home.

The victim was hospitalized with multiple severe injuries including fractures to her knees, arm, and hand, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Conrad, who is handling the case, said, “Even as Essex County combats the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement continues to actively and thoroughly investigate all allegations of child abuse and neglect occurring within our borders.”