Mother charged with beating, punching 12 year old child

 On January 25 at approximately 5:14 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Krefeld Lane in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers located the 12-year-old victim who had injuries consistent with being struck by several different objects, including a belt and an electrical cord. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted and responded.

The on-scene investigation revealed the victim was struck by her mother with numerous objects and punched in the face several times. The victim had numerous injuries and was treated by EMS before being transported to a hospital.

Her mother was arrested and charged with second degree child abuse, first degree assault, and second degree assault. PFC C. Wimberly is investigating.