HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey couple is accused of abusing a child and telling the victim to lie about the injuries.2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects
On Sunday, Hackensack Police received a report that Clarke had physically assaulted a child, causing facial injuries that required multiple stitches.READ MORE: Group Marches Across Manhattan Bridge To Protest Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota
According to investigators, Clarke and Whyte told the child to lie about where the injuries came from so that Clarke would not be investigated for child abuse.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Gather At Police Dept. In Minneapolis Suburb For 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
Clarke is facing charges of child abuse and hindering apprehension. Whyte has been charged with hindering apprehension.