A Bowling Green mother and her fiance are behind bars, accused of physical and sexual abuse on the mother's young daughter.
Last Friday, Bowling Green police responded to InTown Suites on Mel Browning Street. A police report states, the child, who is about to turn two years old, was vomiting had bruises and wounds all over her body, and visible trauma to her rectum and vaginal area. The toddler's mother 36-year-old Cynthia Orr told officers she works full time while her fiance 38-year-old Brad Gerke watches her two children.
Orr told officers she had suspected Gerke had been abusing her daughter since August. The report states Gerke told police the child suffered injuries from running into the dresser and playing with her brother. He also stated that the vaginal and rectal trauma was sustained while he was attempting to help her with a bowel movement.
The child was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital and Orr's three-year-old son was removed from the family's care by Social Services.
Orr is charged with 1st-degree criminal abuse of a child, and Gerke, charged with 1st-degree assault.