Woman indicted on charges of child abuse

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2008

NATCHEZ — A Natchez woman has been indicted on charges of felony child abuse.

Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins said on June 30, Natchez Regional Medical Center made a report to the police department about a 3-year-old boy who had severe internal injuries.

“Evidence showed that the mother had punched the child with her fists in the child’s stomach,” he said.

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The child had to be transported to the University Medical Center in Jackson to be treated.

Rashonda M. Seals, 21, Apt. H-2, 137 Lewis Drive, is being held on a $20,000 bond at Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

The child is currently in the custody of his grandmother.