Dodge City Woman Charged In 2 Year Old Child Abuse Case


Dodge City, Ks. (westernkansasnews)

A Dodge City woman who is alleged to have acted “cruelly” has been charged with child abuse and aggravated endangering of a child, according to Ford County District Court records.

The Dodge City Daily Globe is reporting this morning that Bertha Leticia Rayo’s charges were filed March 27 and stem from an incident in April 2011. The child was 3 years old at the time of the incident. Assistant Ford County Attorney David Belling said he could not comment on why there was a time lapse between the incident and the filing of charges.

Rayo has already pleaded guilty in another child abuse case. Rayo pleaded guilty to helping Aroldo Guerra-Garcia — a man wanted for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl — elude authorities in July of last year. The child in both cases is identified by the same initials and birth date in court documents.  

Rayo’s next court appearance on the current charges is April 25th.