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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 / 03:00 PM
SUBJECT:MORE CHARGES FILED IN CHILD ABUSE CASE

The couple arrested for savagely abusing the woman’s 4-year-old daughter in a child abuse case that veteran police and child protective officials have described as the worst they have ever seen have been charged with more crimes.

Delia Hernandez and Jose Munoz have been additionally charged with the felonies of Assault-1st degree and Unlawful Imprisonment-1st degree. They were arraigned today in Police Court and sent back to the Schenectady County Jail.

The victim continues to be treated for her numerous injuries at Albany Medical Center.

PLEASE INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE FOLLOWING: Albany Med has been inundated with calls from caring people wanting to make donations to the victim, and these gestures are greatly appreciated. At this time, the Schenectady Police Department and Schenectady County Child Protective Services are establishing a process to accept donations that should be implemented in the very near future. Until that is announced, people who want to offer assistance are asked to call the Schenectady Police Department Youth Aid Bureau at 382-5200, x5674 and not call Albany Med.