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Couple arrested in alleged child abuse

May 16, 2009 |  8:00 pm

A Los Angeles woman and her boyfriend, who had been sought for questioning by police, were arrested today on suspicion of abusing the woman’s 6-year-old son, authorities said.

Yanira Lozano, 24, and Florentino Robert Rodriguez, 28, were taken into custody after investigators determined that the boy's injuries, reported to police by his grandmother several days ago, were indicative of child abuse, police said, adding that the injuries were not severe.

Lozano and Rodriguez, who police say had been living out of a Ford van in the North Hills area, were booked at a Los Angeles Police Department holding facility. The 6-year-old was turned over to relatives.

-- Dan Weikel

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