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Woman charged with cruelty to juvenile

4 years ago June 07, 2010 Jun 7, 2010 Monday, June 07 2010 Monday, June 07, 2010 8:10:08 AM EDT in News
Source: Thibodaux Police Department

Thibodaux Police arrested a woman for child cruelty.

Police say Courtney Berry allegedly had her fourteen-year-old son bind her seven-year-old's hands with a belt and then beat him with a belt and wire hanger.

Berry then allegedly made the seven-year-old boy kneel on rice.

Police say a nine-year-old girl also told detectives that Berry whipped her with a belt and wire hanger.

Berry is booked with two counts of cruelty to juveniles, and could face more charges.

Her bond was set at $75,000.

Berry's fourteen-year-old brother could also face criminal charges.

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