ALPENA, MI – It appears the child abuse is on the rise in the area. This week a 37 year old man and 35 year old woman were arrested and charged with child abuse in the City of Alpena. Both were charged 4th degree child abuse and/or neglect which is a one year misdemeanor offense.
Police officers from the City of Alpena started an investigation earlier this week with Child Protective Services. The husband and wife were living in the city with their children when officers and CPS made contact with them. Both agencies determined that the children were not in safe conditions and made the decision to remove the children from the custody of the parents.
This is yet another case that is making news in the surrounding vicinity of Alpena. Cases are being reported on a more frequent basis.