A Boise mom who last week posted a photo of her bruised toddler online to raise awareness about child abuse has been arrested on charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child.
Victoria Moore, 23, was arrested late Friday on a misdemeanor count of domestic battery or assault in the presence of a child. On Monday, Moore made a Facebook post showing her 2-year-old son’s face covered in dark bruises after the child’s father, Mikel Fraser II, allegedly beat the boy the day before. The post was shared more than 700 times.
The exact circumstances of Moore’s arrest couldn’t be confirmed Saturday afternoon, but Moore in a Facebook comment said the incident occurred about two months ago.
Moore said she made the Facebook post to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage other women to leave abusive situations. In comments she posted photos of her son, Elijah, at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital with herself and her 16-month-old daughter, Eden.
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Moore said as of Wednesday, both children were in foster care, though the Department of Health and Welfare would not confirm that. It’s unclear whether Moore’s Friday arrest played a factor in the foster placement.
As of Saturday afternoon, Moore was no longer in the Ada County jail, according to an online inmate roster. Fraser, accused of felony injury to a child, remained in jail on $25,000 bond.