Toddler Found With Burns, Broken Bones; Mom Charged

A mother is arrested for abusing her toddler after the child was found with second degree burns and broken bones.

Tasha Caine of Enfield was charged with felony child abuse on Thursday by Enfield police. Her son is 15-months old.

Police say earlier this month they received a report of suspected child abuse from Social Services. The child was taken on October 1st to Halifax Regional Medical Center for treatment of burns. He was immediately airlifted to UNC Burn Center where the boy was found to have second degree burns. Doctors also found bone fractures in various stages of healing.

Caine's bond was set at $200,000 and the mother has a November 23rd court date. The toddler has been released from the hospital.


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  • by smh Location: local on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    I think it is some kind of strange that this lady gets suspected of abuseing her child and we can pretty much say that she did it but she still has to have her day in court. But what about the parents who go to court knowing that they did harm or even killed their child and get found not guilty. It is a shame how the judicial system is so twisted.
  • by Would Your Opinion Change If... on Oct 30, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    ...If you discovered that the mother was beaten like this when she was a baby?
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      by no on Oct 30, 2011 at 07:46 PM in reply to Would Your Opinion Change If...
      my opinion of what she did would not change. the wounds she inflicted on her child would not change. just because someone does something to you does not give you the right to do it to another-albeit innocent-human being. lets hope the cycle of abuse is broken with this child and that the mother gets the necessary therapy..in jail and far away from any children.
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      by Donna on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM in reply to Would Your Opinion Change If...
      Nope. It would not change my opinion one little bit.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 1, 2011 at 05:49 AM in reply to Would Your Opinion Change If...
      No; it might explain where she learned it, but not excuse it. Not everyone who has a rough start dishes it out to the next helpless person. Many remember how it felt, and try to do better.
  • by Jason Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    I did not see anything in this article stating this young lady gets any kind of government assistance! You are looking over the most important subject which is this child has been severely hurt & needs a better living arrangement. There is no excuse for child abuse & we all need to take a stand! Even if she does get government assistance being she's African American, that is still not the important issue @ hand here!
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      by smh on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:49 PM in reply to Jason
      ok what does the lady being african american have anything to do with it? Yes the child was harmed and she is definitly gonna do some time for the crime. But nothing will replace the scars this child has to wear for the rest of his life.
  • by what? Location: Greenville NC on Oct 30, 2011 at 05:21 AM
    Question where is the father and family in this.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:14 PM in reply to what?
      she probably doesn't know who "da baby daddy" is.
  • by ray on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:08 AM
    innn nnn.... .I would like to sayThis is so horrible act on the young child there is no wonder some young kids grow up harm others and bring guns to school having been raised and all they know .
  • by Omar Location: NC on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM
    SAVAGES! these people are they are not sick they are just bad people. You see them on TV everyday and in the news. Tasha Caine your next time is in front of a State Judge. With a life behind bars in a cage!
  • by quiz Location: Greenville on Oct 29, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    She should not be able to have another child.
  • by J on Oct 29, 2011 at 06:07 PM
    People are worried about ses offenders. More kids are hurt or killed by there own parents evey year.
  • by Donna Location: Ayden on Oct 29, 2011 at 01:28 PM
    This worthless excuse of a human being doesn't deserve to be called a "Mom". I pray this child will be placed in a home with loving, caring, compassionate people.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 at 01:14 PM in reply to Donna
      I wouldn't even consider her to be human.
  • by Im in Location: nc on Oct 29, 2011 at 01:14 PM
    everybody is talking about the check the food stamps the escalade and the cell phone, the cult and taking her life it's not going to change what this fool done unto her child, she is going to pay one way or another. we need to worry what foster home this child may end up at cause foster homes, some of these folks are just as abusive. But yes i agree she deserve a triple beat down. im in .
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      by Random Person on Oct 30, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Im in
      The baby is with other members of the family that are taking good care of him.
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      by what? on Oct 30, 2011 at 07:50 PM in reply to Im in
      what cult? i said if she was being held hostage by a cult (or some other party) who abused her child as she could only watch helplessly, she isnt guilty of either abuse or negligence, and thats pretty much what wouldve had to happen for her not to be found guilty. that response was to a comment regarding 'seeing all the evidence before making judgement'. so im not sure what that has to do with your point at all.
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