A Hopkinsville woman was arrested on criminal abuse charges Saturday night for allegedly not getting her child much-needed medical attention.
The report from Hopkinsville Police says 41-year old Sue Howard had allegedly sent the child’s father and step-mother photos of how the child had been losing very large amounts of blood while going to the bathroom, but said she had not taken him to the doctor.
When police were notified, Ms. Howard reportedly told them the bleeding had been going on for most of the day but that she didn’t feel he needed medical attention. An ambulance took the child to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where a doctor and nurse said he could have likely had serious medical problems without proper attention.
The medical officials said the boy should have been brought in much earlier than he was. Howard was arrested and charged with Criminal abuse.