Lake Charles woman arrested for striking 7-year-old across the face

Lake Charles woman arrested for striking 7-year-old across the face
Photo provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
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POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 8:04pm

A Lake Charles woman was arrested on cruelty charges for allegedly striking a 7-year-old in the face, causing bruises and red marks.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a local elementary school on Wednesday, April 24. Deputies learned that a child at the school had bruising on the face, head, arm, neck and ear.

Deputies questioned Nicole M. Henning, 29, who is listed as a family member of the child. Henning confirmed that she struck the child on the face.

Henning was arrested and charged with one count of Cruelty to a Juvenile. She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a bond of $25,000.

The child was removed from the home and placed with family members.
 

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