NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park

August 18, 1993

Pumphrey woman accused of beating child with 'switch'

A 32-year-old Pumphrey woman was charged Monday with child abuse after police found her 5-year-old son with welts and cuts on his body.

According to the police report, when officers arrived at the home in the 200 block of Berlin Ave. at 8:40 p.m., they found that the child had been beaten several times with what the woman and the child described as a "switch."

Police charged that the woman also threw the child against a wall, causing a small bump on his head.

The woman, who is not being identified to protect the child's identity, was taken to the Northern District station to be charged. The child did not require hospitalization, police said.

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