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DENTON, Texas — A North Texas mother was arrested after her child sustained a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 1:48 p.m., the Denton Public Safety Dispatch received a medical emergency call in the 2500 block of Interstate 35.

There, the mother, identified as 25-year-old Tania Rangel, told police the child had fallen and hit their head.

Denton Fire-Rescue transported the child to a nearby hospital and, due to the extent of the child's injuries, the child was transported by helicopter to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

"Medical staff determined the child’s injuries were inconsistent with a fall and notified Child Protective Services," read a statement from the Denton Police Department. "Denton Police were then notified and responded to both the hospital and the residence to conduct an investigation."

Medical staff told investigators the child had sustained a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage. Additionally, there was evidence of previous head injuries.

"Based upon evidence obtained during the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for the child’s mother," stated the department.

Rangel was charged with injury to a child and is being held at the Denton City Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

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