• Gainesville Mother arrested on suspicion of child neglect


    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Gainesville Police Department arrested a mother in suspicion of child neglect of her 2-year-old daughter.

    Detectives with the GPD began investigation 22-year-old Tremia Brewer on Aug. 12 when they were notified by Florida Department of Children and Families. DCF told investigators the child was at Shands Hospital with injuries related to eczema. 

    A physician determined the child suffered from ongoing progressive eczema without treatment for a period of time. GPD said the injuries are so severe she will likely have permanent disfigurement and extensive scarring.

    The injuries could have been prevented by having the child seen by a dermatologist, GPD said.

    GPD also said the child only gained 4.7 pounds in two years.

    DCF has removed the child from Brewer’s custody. She is charged with neglect of a child causing great bodily harm.

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