MAGNOLIA, Ark. — An infant from a southwestern Arkansas town that was found with as many as 100 rat bites scattered over her body has undergone facial reconstruction surgery.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Magnolia authorities arrested the infant's parents Sunday. They each face a first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor charge. They're being held in the Columbia County jail without bail.
According to a police report, the infant's fingers, arms, hands and face were covered in rodent bites. The infant needed surgery to address an approximately one inch in diameter wound on her head, where the skull was visible.
The report says the child's mother told authorities that despite knowing the house had rodents neither parent addressed the issue.