A local woman was arrested on child abuse charges last week for allegedly leaving scars and wounds on her four-year old daughter with a belt.
Charged with criminal abuse is 23-year old Brittany Quarles of Greenville Road. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office was called to Quarles’ apartment by social workers regarding possible abuse.
The victim showed police scars and wounds on her back and showed police the belt her mother allegedly used to inflict the damage.
The arrest card says Quarles initially denied the abuse, but would later admit to “beating” the girl with the belt. Police say the wounds matched the design of the belt.
Quarles is in the Christian County Jail on ten thousand dollars bond.