May 21, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Police: beaten 3-year-old in critical condition
Chris Miller,


A 3-year-old boy remained in critical condition Wednesday after he was beaten by his mother and her boyfriend, police said.

The child suffered a severe head injury when he was beaten Tuesday with an object, police said. He was unconcious and unresponsive when police were called to the Charlotte Express Inn around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators later determined the child had also been sexually assaulted, based on interviews with medical personnel.

A search warrant filed Wednesday said signs of previous injuries were found on the child's body.

Police have charged the child's mother, Shamika Reaves, 23, and her boyfriend, Corey McCree, 32, with felony child abuse. McCree also faced charges of first-degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a child.

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