On August 24 in Niagara, Wisconsin, the video of a young boy’s alleged abuse circulated on social media.
According to reports, a woman was holding the child while his mother allegedly yanked his head around by pulling his hair and caused the youngster to cry out in pain. The woman holding the boy reportedly smiled at the camera and didn’t stop his mother from hurting him.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office and the Iron Mountain Police Department informed the Niagara Police Department when they learned about the video.
Officers spoke to the women, and they both denied all of the accusations.
The child’s mother was taken into custody and incarcerated in the county jail on a $5,000 bond. She reportedly kicked an officer in the face during her detention. She is facing charges of one count of felony child abuse — intentionally causing harm, and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. She was also informed that she must give her cell phone to the authorities if they ask.
The other woman was also placed under arrest and booked into the Marinette County Jail. She is facing charges of one count of child abuse — intentionally causing harm, one count of battery to an officer, one count of disorderly conduct, and resisting or obstructing an officer. She was held in lieu of a $2,000 bond.
Upon their release from custody, neither woman is allowed to drink or do drugs, and they are barred from interacting with the alleged victim and other minors without a chaperone.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.