Couple faces child abuse charges in Sherbrooke

PHOTO: Sherbrooke police website

A couple was in court today in Sherbrooke to be arraigned on child abuse charges against one of their four children.

The 34-year-old father and and 27-year-old mother face 4 counts related to child abuse: criminal negligence, criminal negligence causing injury, failure to provide adequate care for a child and illegal confinement.

The accusations against the couple only concern one of the children — a 5 year old boy who police say was severely malnourished.

The two were ordered to return to court on Friday for a bail hearing, because the prosecution objected to their release.

The couple's children were taken away by youth protection officials last week, but there's no word on why.

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