Child abuse charged
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:02 pm
A Union City woman has been charged with child abuse in connection with injuries a 4-year-old allegedly sustained during a whipping.
Jasmine Shontee Pettigrew, 22, of 2341 Norwood Drive, Apt. 4, Union City, turned herself in and was arrested at 10:20 a.m. Thursday on a charge of child abuse and neglect, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The charge stems from an incident reported July 10.
Police reported Ms. Pettigrew indicated she whipped the child for drinking her sister’s orange juice. A local woman who has custody of the child was later getting her ready for a bath when she noticed marks on the child’s arms, back and lower back.
According to the report, the marks were “deep welts and appear to have been made by a belt.” The child told police she was hit with a belt.
Published in The Messenger 7.16.10