Mom Now Charged In Child Abuse Spanking Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

There are new developments in the case of a 2-year-old boy, spanked so hard and so often he had to be hospitalized. The mother's boyfriend was already under arrest, now the mother is also charged with child abuse.

At a hearing Wednesday, 19-year-old Katrina Darasouk was told she faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The 2-year-old boy has been released from a hospital, where doctors diagnosed bleeding on the brain, spinal fractures and found scarring on his buttocks and several bruises on his body.

Twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Ironshell has been charged with first-degree assault and felony child abuse.

Police say Darasouk allowed her son to be put in harm's way and agreed with Ironshell not to take the boy to a hospital when the boy had a seizure, lest doctors suspect child abuse and call police.

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