LAKE CHARLES, La (NBC33) – A Lake Charles woman has been arrested for allegedly abusing a five-year-old girl with a leather belt and dog leash.
On Friday, Dec. 3, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a claim from an elementary school teacher that her student had several serious bruises covering her body.
The five-year-old told deputies that Jodie L. LeBouef, 36, had beaten her with leather belt and dog leash. When questioned, LeBouef admitted to striking the girl between 15 and 20 times, then made the child kneel for an hour.
LeBouef was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and was charged with cruelty to a juvenile. Her bond has been set at $200,000.