Monday, March 10, 2008

Mom arrested for spraying daughter at car wash

Police arrested and charged the mother of a little girl, who was sprayed with a car wash hose, with child abuse Friday afternoon. The mother had turned herself into police Thursday for questioning after the incident received media attention.

Late Thursday afternoon, detectives interviewed the woman and doctors examined the 2-year-old girl. The sheriff's office said the woman was using the pressure washer for discipline. "She indicated to the detective that the child had a temper tantrum and she used the pressure washer to punish the child or, in her words, to calm the child down," explained Sgt. John Allen, Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The little girl apparently showed no signs of physical injury and seemed to be doing okay, but the Department of Children and Families is investigating. The mother told a detective she is five months pregnant with her second child. » Article here

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