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Deputies: Mother admits to "twisting" child's leg during polygraph test

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A Lincoln County woman was charged Tuesday on a felony child abuse charge after taking a polygraph test about how her two-year-old son was injured, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

On October 21, deputies responded to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln after a child with a broken femur was brought to the emergency room.

The parents told deputies the child was running around in the house and fell in the hallway, hurting his leg. The X-ray at the hospital revealed a spiral mid-shaft fracture of the right femur, the official report states.

Deputies said that because of differences in the parents' versions of the incident, both agreed to take a polygraph examination on Monday.

The child's mother, Amanda Leighan Josey, 23, of Denver was taking her polygraph test when she admitted to twisting the 2-year- old child's leg because he would not lie still while she changed his diaper.

The Department of Social Services then placed the child in the custody of the grandparents, who live in Catawba County.

Josey was charged with one count of felony child abuse. She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.

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