Northeast Iowa woman pleads not guilty to child endangerment

Monica Flores

Authorities say her daughter was bruised and malnourished.

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 1:38 PM

DECORAH, Iowa – A northeast Iowa woman is pleading not guilty to hitting and starving her three-year-old daughter.

Monica Flores, 28 of rural Cresco, is charged with child endangerment in Winneshiek County. Authorities say her daughter had “major bruising” to her neck, torso, and legs, and was found to be malnourished. The criminal complaint stated the bruises appeared to come from blows over a length of time.

Flores is now scheduled to stand trial starting on August 29.

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