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Two East Ridge parents, accused of hitting their 13-year-old daughter with an electrical cord, were released from jail on bond Tuesday.

East Ridge police arrested Nicholas Rojas, 38, and Cristi Rojas, 32, on child abuse charges at their Fountain Avenue home after a Monday report by the East Ridge School Resource Officer about the child's injuries, said Officer Erik Hopkins, department spokesman.

Police said the injuries appeared to be recent, according to a news release from the department. Officers were investigating evidence of abuse of seven other children. The couple were released on a $2,500 bond apiece following their arrest, according to authorities.

Child protective services were notified of the incident, Hopkins said.

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