A Morris Street couple has been charged with child abuse.

Pennsylvania state police said Lauren Patricia Purdy, 23, of 1935 Morris St. is charged with aggravated and simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Jon William Kulinski, 32, also of 1935 Morris St., was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police said he kept the child at his house for two days without seeking any type of medical treatment for him.

Police said both were arrested yesterday after a warrant was issued. Both were arraigned before District Judge David Rishel. Purdy was lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $10,000 bond. Kulinski was released on $1,000 bond.

Police said the child’s natural mother has been issued full custody of the child.

Police said Kulinski’s 4-year-old son returned from a two-day visit with his father in August when the child’s mother noticed numerous cuts, welts, abrasions, bruises and contusions over the boy’s entire body.

The child’s mother, police said, took her son to Jameson Hospital where he was treated then released. Hospital personnel immediately contacted state police and an investigation ensued.

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