Farmington police arrest parents in child abuse case

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say an infant is in state custody and his parents are facing abuse charges.

Police spokeswoman Georgette Allen says officers arrived at a Farmington motel Thursday after getting a call about an unresponsive child. The caller told police a couple was in the lobby arguing and the 7-month-old child would not wake up.

The child was taken to a local hospital and placed into the custody of the Children, Youth and Families Department. Allen said Monday the boy is doing well.

The child’s father, 22-year-old Shanevan Beyale, is facing charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, child abuse, battery on a household member and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The boy’s mother, Keasha Morales, is charged with child abuse.

It’s not clear if either has an attorney.

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