https://www.turnto23.com/court-records-mother-arrested-for-stealing-children-physically-abused-toddlerThe woman who was arrested earlier in December for alleged "child stealing" allegedly also physically assaulted one of her children.
According to court records, in October, the 21-month-old child of Zachiah Pratt was being treated at Memorial Hospital. Bakersfiseld Police were called to Memorial for suspected child abuse.
The child was treated for bruising four to five inches covering her lower back and bruising to her pelvic region. According to court documents the child also had a small "A" carved into her neck with a sharp object.
Pratt was arrested Dec. 19, more than a month after her two children went missing.
https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/kern-county-district-attorneys-child-abduction-unit-searching-for-two-childrenThe Kern County District Attorney's Office Abduction Unit needs the public's help finding two children who were abducted by their mother on November 10, 2018.
The children, Zerenity and Anthony Coleman were abducted by their mother Zachiah Pratt, who does not have custodial rights.
Both Zerenity and Anthony are considered at risk and are believed to be in the Bakersfield or Shafter area.