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UPDATE: Waynesboro Couple Arrested on Felony Child Abuse Charges

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Andrew Ottinger Andrew Ottinger
Kalynn Marie Mazzola Kalynn Marie Mazzola

Two days after a Waynesboro man was arrested on felony child abuse charges, his girlfriend - the mother of the victim - was arrested on the same charge.

Kalynn Marie Mazzola, 19, was arrested Friday on one felony count of abuse or neglect of a child under her supervision. Wednesday, her live-in boyfriend Andrew Ottinger, 26, was arrested on the same charge.

Both are being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Waynesboro Police Department Press Release 01/31/2014:

The Waynesboro Police Department has made a second arrest in this case. On January 31, officers arrested Kalynn Marie Mazzola, 19 years old of Waynesboro, at her residence on one felony count of abuse or neglect of a child under her supervision. Mazzola is the little girl’s mother. She is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

No other individuals will be charged in this case but additional charges are still pending against Ottinger.

Waynesboro Police Department Press Release 01/30/2014:

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man for felony child abuse after officers were sent to a city residence to check the welfare of a year and half old girl. Andrew Clay Ottinger, 26 years old, has been charged with one count of abuse or neglect of a child under his supervision. Ottinger, who is the mother’s live in boyfriend, is not related to the child.

On January 29, a concerned caller, who had seen marks on the child, notified the police department. An officer was sent to a residence in the 1900 block of Monticello Ave to investigate the complaint. When no one was answered the door, a plain clothes officer set up surveillance on the house. Ottinger and the girl’s mother, 19 years old, then arrived at the residence with the girl. They were both detained when the officer detected recent marijuana use by them. Detectives and Child Protective Service workers with the Department of Social Services observed welts and bruises on the child’s face and body. She was taken to Augusta Health Emergency Department for treatment. It was determined she also had rib fractures on both sides of her body. She has put in the custody of other family members.

Additional charges are pending. Ottinger is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

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