Discipline is an important and necessary part of raising children. While some parents in North Carolina and elsewhere may spank their children for doing wrong, others take the action too far and end up abusing the child. There are also some parents who unfortunately physically abuse their children no matter the reason. For their alleged actions against children in their care, two women in North Carolina have been arrested on felony child abuse charges.
Alleged abuse and arrests
Reports about the incident are scant, but reportedly at least one child was struck by a set of metal (brass) knuckles. The incident happened at a residence in Connelly Springs. Two women at the home were taken into custody under suspicion of child abuse.
Authorities received an anonymous tip regarding child endangerment and abuse, and a member of Child Protective Services went to the home to investigate but were told the children were not at the home. However, the authorities say the children were hiding. The Burke County Sheriff’s Department released a Facebook post stating that the children were being treated at a hospital with serious injuries. The report did not specify how many children were abused or their ages, but the women arrested were listed as 26 and 25 years old.
Facing abuse charges
One of the women arrested is apparently the mother of one of the children struck with the brass knuckles. She and the other woman were arrested on felony child abuse charges and are being held on $250,000 bonds. Since they are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court, the women will want to work closely with an experienced criminal defense attorney in North Carolina to fight the charges against them and pursue the most favorable outcome possible.