PD: Phoenix mom who went missing with son arrested for child abuse

PD: Phoenix mom who went missing with son arrested for child abuse
Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 27, 2017

A Phoenix woman was arrested Thursday for reportedly abusing her 3-year-old son all over his body with a belt, shoe, and clothes hanger.

Phoenix Police report that Thursday morning, officers arrested 21-year-old Taquila Marie Mejia Wilson at her home near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road.

Police noted injuries to Wilson's son across his legs, arms, head, neck, ears, face, torso and back.

Hospital officials reported to police that the child had cauliflower ear on both ears as a result of trauma. Officials also stated that the injuries were in varying stages of healing.

The victim reportedly told police, "Mommy hit me."

Police say other children in the home also confirmed that Wilson hit the child.

Upon her arrest, Wilson allegedly acknowledged that the injuries to the child's ears could have come from hitting him there with a belt.

She reportedly told police that she has "many current stressors in her life."

Wilson is being held without bond since she was already on release from a felony arrest in June for narcotic possession.

Wilson and her son were reported missing earlier this week but police said they were found. No other information on their disappearance was given.