Two parents in Post Falls, Idaho, have been arrested on felony child abuse charges after “their 6-year-old son was sent to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for surgery after sustaining severe injuries.

“Joy. T. Anderson, 30, and Melvin W. Bledsoe, 27, are in Kootenai County Jail on $50,000 and $200,000 bonds, respectively. Anderson, the child’s stepmother, was charged with felony injury to a child. Bledsoe, the boy’s biological father, is charged with felony cruelty to children.

“According to a police report, the boy suffered a split pancreas and had scars and scabs all over his body. The boy also had several fresh wounds, dried blood on his penis, ulcers on his legs and cauliflower ear, according to the report, which also said the child was undernourished.”

The child also was found to have eaten a pillow out of hunger.

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