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Posted on: October 9, 2021

Parents Arrested After Injuries Found on Twin Infants

Jonelle Esposito 7-3-93

On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, JCSO Investigators arrested Jeremy Esposito (5/1/1987) and his wife Jonelle Esposito (7/3/1993) on charges of Child Abuse Resulting in Severe Bodily Injury. On Sunday, Oct. 3, deputies responded to a hospital after staff reported a 6-week old baby was brought in with severe injuries. Deputies learned the infant had an identical twin at home along with an older sibling. 

Upon completing a welfare check on the twin and sibling, severe injuries were also located on the twin. Some of the injuries on the twin boys include skull fractures, spinal injury, leg fractures, rib fractures, genital injuries, burns and bruising around the face, and severe malnourishment. One of the twins also tested positive for illegal narcotics. 

The twins have been placed with Child Protective Services and the older sibling is with other family. 

Jeremy and Jonelle Esposito were booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility on multiple charges including four counts of felony child abuse each. They will be held until bond can be set at an advisement hearing, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday.


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