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Bradenton Beach woman faces child abuse charge

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter

A 50-year-old Bradenton Beach woman faces a charge of felony child abuse.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Bradenton Beach Police Department Officer Eric Hill responded to a Sept. 28 domestic battery call in the 100 block of Seventh Street South and made contact with the man who reported the incident.

The man said a juvenile female and her mother were upstairs arguing. The girl came down and told him that her mother choked her while she was on her bed.

Hill interviewed the juvenile victim, who said she called her mother a name, at which time she alleges the mother grabbed her by the throat. Hill did not observe any marks on the girl’s neck.

Hill then interviewed the mother, who denied choking her daughter, but admitted to pushing her.

The mother told police she was disciplining her daughter for making a derogatory comment.

The mother was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail, where she was detained on $5,000 bond. She posted bond and was released Sept. 30.

She is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton.

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