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Two in DeSoto County charged with child abuse

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. -- Two people in DeSoto County face child abuse charges.

Jessye Ashley Summers is charged with felony child abuse.

Michael Walker is charged with child abuse.

Both were arrested by Olive Branch Police Thursday in a home near Pleasant Hill and Goodman Road.

Police went to the home to check on the welfare of a 5-year-old child.

After a while, someone answered the door and said the child was with a family member out-of-state.

Officers kept checking and eventually located the child at the home, as well as five other children.

All six children were taken into state custody.

The 5-year-old was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to be examined.

Both Summers and Walker are being held on a $100,000 bond each.