Tucson Reporters Charged with Child Abuse

OK, this one is really going to piss you off. 

KOLD (Tucson) Reporter Som Lisaius and his wife, former KGUN Reporter Krystin Rae Lisaius have been indicted on three counts of drug and child abuse charges. 

The Oro Valley Police launched an investigation after the Lisaiuses took their infant child to a hospital in May. Tests at the hospital revealed cocaine in the 4-month-old's system, according to a police report.

The two each pleaded not guilty at an initial appearance on Monday. Their next court hearing is scheduled for July 28. The Lisaiuses were released on their own recognizance.

Both are facing these charges:

One count of child abuse to a person under 18 years of age, causing death or serious physical injury, a class 3 felony.
One count of possession of a narcotic drug, a class four felony.
One count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class six felony.

According to cops, Som Lisaius and his wife had a party at their house on May 14, where they both consumed cocaine. The next morning Krystin Lisaius breast fed her child. At some point later the baby became lethargic and the couple took the child to Oro Valley Hospital. They then went to Banner-University Medical Center, where the baby tested positive for cocaine.

The police report said Som and Krystin Lisaius both admitted to detectives to using cocaine at the party at their house. Police recovered 1.8 grams of cocaine at the house in a search, the reports state.

The child is now in the custody of the Department of Child Safety.

Som Lisaius bio is no longer listed on the KOLD website.

H/T Tucson.com