Man, woman arrested in Mesa abuse case

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 12:57:20-05

UPDATE: A story with details from Mesa police has been written here.

Mesa police say a 3-year-old child was found Monday duct taped and kept in a closet.

The child was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, said Mesa police.

A man and woman have been arrested in the case, but their identities were not immediately released.

Mesa Police Chief John Meza has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. to discuss the case.

"The arrest of any suspect involved in abuse or exploitation of any child is on the highest priority for the Mesa Police Department. Fortunately the child was recovered before any more additional harm could be done to her," said police in the media advisory.

An ABC15 crew will be at that news conference and will update this story as more details are released.