Lake Charles woman arrested for striking 7-year-old across the face
POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:04pm
LAKE CHARLES, LA (NBC33) — 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.