Child abuse suspect now charged with statutory rape

PITT COUNTY - A Pitt County woman already accused of abusing her infant child has now been charged with statutory rape involving a teen.

According to warrants from the Pitt County Sheriff's Office, 20-year-old Juana Torres Sutton, of Greenville, is accused of committing statutory rape on a 14-year-old male.

Investigators said  the incidents happened between June 1, 2013 and Aug. 1, 2013.

Sutton was arrested at her home Friday and has been charged with two felonies: statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. She is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.

The State Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the case.

Sutton was previously arrested in August 2013 after her 3-month-old daughter was found with three broken ribs and appeared malnourished (CLICK HERE for full story).

Both Sutton and the baby's father, 20-year-old Heriberto Mandoza Olguin, are charged with negligent child abuse causing serious physical injury.

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