Couple charged with child abuse after hiding boy's bruises with make up

10:05 AM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Oregon (KGW) -- A Portland, Oregon couple has been accused of abusing a young boy over a period of months, covering his injuries with makeup.

Authorities say Blake Johnson and Richelle Overton yanked and dropped Johnson's young son, resulting in a number of injuries.

Court papers say the couple would monitor each other to make sure they never went too far with the 36-month old. They are also accused of trying to hide the boy's injuries with concealer.

"The allegations in this case are incredibly horrific really," said Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau. "You hear about these cases and it breaks your heart to know these children have suffered awful things at the hands of people who should love them."

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