A Bradenton Beach woman faces an allegation of abusing two minor children.
The Bradenton Beach Police Department arrested Laura Campanello, 44, Oct. 16 in the 1800 block of Gulf Drive North.
She faces two felony charges of child abuse.
Two children were taken into child protective care.
A police report indicates that a relative visiting Bradenton Beach became concerned for the childrenâ€™s well-being after witnessing Campanelloâ€™s verbal abuse.
In interviews, investigators were told that Campanello had repeatedly slapped, punched and kicked the children, leaving them bruised and battered.
Investigators also were told that the woman verbally abused the children and abused drugs.
Campanello was released from the Manatee County jail on $2,500 bond.