Two Berks County parents are facing felony child abuse charges after their 4-year-old son was admitted to Reading Hospital over the summer weighing just 19.5 pounds.
According to the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old Lindsay Coleman and 27-year-old Rick Postetter of the 300 block of West Green Street in Reading are responsible for the neglect and malnutrition of their 4-year-old son.
A pediatrician at the hospital examined the boy and told police that his condition was a result of child abuse and medical neglect, the D.A .said.
The boy is on the road to recovery in stable condition at another medical facility, officials said.
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Coleman surrendered to Berks County detectives Wednesday. The bail amount is not yet known.
Postetter was already in Berks County Prison for a parole violation on unrelated charges, according to the D.A.
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