Parents of a toddler have been arrested after the child was found to be severely malnourished and having fractured bones all over his body during an examination.

The parents, 21-year-old Jade Newman and 25-year-old Delane Bostic are currently in custody and are facing one count of intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury, ABC11 reported citing arrest warrants.

Newman and Bostic had taken their 2-year-old son to a hospital for examination sometime last week. The examinations revealed that the child was severely malnourished. The toddler weighed only 18 pounds, county officials told ABC11.

In addition to that, the X-ray reports revealed that the baby had sustained multiple fractures to his ribs, skull, and brain.

The starved toddler ate his own feces as well, officials said citing court affidavits.

The couple was being held on a $250,000 secured bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

The residents of Fayetteville neighborhood, where the alleged crimes took place, told ABC11 that they would frequently see two children run out of Bostic's home unattended, sometimes running around the area naked.

Tay Graham, a person who lived closed to Bostic residence, said he knew the residents of the house but didn’t expect to see this happen in his community.

"I never looked at them like that. I never thought they would do something to a kid like that. I don't even know what to say about it. I'm glad it wasn't one of my young ones," Graham told ABC11.

On Friday, the parents made their first court appearance. The toddler’s current condition is not known and an investigation in the case is underway.

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