An Acworth woman has been charged with inflicting serious injuries on her baby that prompted doctors to put the child in a medically induced coma, authorities said.

According to Capt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office:

Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an “unresponsive child” call Saturday on Hunter Drive in Acworth.

“When deputies arrived they found a 1-year-old male infant with several injuries to his face and body. The child was unable to respond to any stimuli and was transported to Scottish Rite where he was placed into a medically induced coma due to a brain injury,” Baker said.

The only person at the home with the child was his mother, Yeimi Lopez-Cardona, 19, of Acworth. After interviewing the mother, investigators concluded she was responsible for the child’s injuries and arrested her. The child’s father, who initially was not on the scene, has been interviewed and has not been charged.

The infant is now in stable condition and remains at Scottish Rite Hospital in Department of Family and Children’s Services custody. Lopez-Cardona remains in custody without bond at the Cherokee County jail charged with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act and three counts of first-degree cruelty to children.

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