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Police accuse Louisville mom of criminally abusing children

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Ashley Albin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ashley Albin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a mom after they say she criminally abused a 1-year-old and a 5-year-old.

According to an arrest warrant, the abuse took place last month. Police say that on Nov. 11, the 5-year-old's school contacted Child Protective Services about injuries found on the boy, and police later met Child Protective Services at the hospital. 

While at the hospital, police allegedly discovered that the 1-year-old had numerous bruises on her face and arms, as well as bite marks and old burns to her feet.

The 5-year-old had numerous bruises to the face, back and arms, as well as at least one bite mark, according to the arrest warrant. He allegedly told officers that his mother, 25-year-old Ashley Albin, had caused their injuries after she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend the night before.

Police say the boyfriend told them he immediately noticed the injuries when he showed up the next morning to take the 5-year-old to school. He allegedly told police that Albin had not been taking her prescription medication.

Police confronted Albin. According to the arrest warrant, she admitted that she hadn't been taking her medication, and claimed that she had suffered blackouts and couldn't recall how the children were injured. At one point, she said she had fallen off the steps while holding one of the children, according to the warrant, but police say the child's injuries were not consistent with this account.

A warrant was issued for her arrest on Dec. 2, and she was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. She is now charged with two counts of first degree criminal abuse.

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