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Mom Enters Not Guilty Plea in Child Abuse Case

The 38-year-old Port Washington woman allegedly hit her 12-year-old son and then 13-year-old daughter on the wrists with a belt.

A Port Washington mom facing 30 years in prison and $100,000 in fines after being charged with hitting her two children with a belt entered a not guilty plea in court on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old woman is charged with two counts of physical abuse of a child recklessly causing great bodily harm. The not guilty plea means the case is currently slated for trial, though no date has been set; the defendant will appear in court again at 10 a.m. Thursday for further proceedings. The woman is not being named to protect the children's identities.

According to the the criminal complain, her 12-year-old son told police that about 6:30 a.m. Jan. 28 his mother used a leather belt and hit his forearm, leaving a mark that measured 6 to 8 inches in length that caused him "pain."

The daughter, who turned 14 the day after the incident, told police she tried to intervene while her mom was hitting her brother, the complaint said. Her mother then grabbed her by the hair and puller her out of the house using "very bad words," toward the girl. The mother drove her to Upper Lake Park where she struck the daughter with the belt, also on her forearm.

The woman shows no prior criminal record in CCAP.

Kathy February 18, 2013 at 05:39 AM
@Liberal hating right winger It's good to know you have a hobby.
carrie carter February 18, 2013 at 04:46 PM
To all moms--go on strike until these kids give you respect. Tell them...if you are hungry cook...dirty cloths..do laundry..no money...work...need a ride...find one or walk. you have your rights, I have mine. you respect mine, I will respect yours...I told mine in the days of long hair for boys...If you think long hair is your right...It is also my right to go to your school in a bikini for teachers conferences and other things...soooo...let us show respect each other. it works!!! when my kid brother (20 years younger) told dad he would tell the teacher if he hit him....my dad just said...pack your clothes before you do that because you will no longer live here.
Chad Kizewski February 18, 2013 at 09:50 PM
I agree to carrie carters comment well done
TOM February 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM
SUPREMEcourt did a big disservice to this country when it took away the kick in the rear at home and at school now they put a kid on drugs no wonder there is a drug abuse problem in this country
TOM February 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM
IF HE'S 20 KICK HIS ASS OUT THE DOOR BE SURE AND TELL HIM WHY TO BE FAIR .YOUR TO SMART TO LIVE HERE WITH ALL THES DUMB PEOPLE

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