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Mother accused of abusing son wants reunification

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — The Manitowoc mother accused of beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome wants her family reunited.

Ruth Gneiser cannot see the boy or her other son as a condition of her bond. The boys are staying with Gneiser’s parents. The 31-year-old mother appeared in Manitowoc County Circuit Court on Monday. She’s charged with physical abuse of a child and causing great bodily harm.

Her attorney, Richard Hahn, says Gneiser wants to see her sons and get her family back together as soon as possible. WLUK-TV reports a judge is to decide Thursday whether Gneiser will be allowed to see the boys.

The injured son was treated at Children’s Hospital in suburban Milwaukee for bruising and scalding.

Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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