Caregiver, Mother Facing Child Abuse Charges

Both women were given a $250,000 bond pending court today.

Two North Carolina women have been arrested on felony child abuse charges. Police say the children of one of the women were hit with a pair of metal knuckles.
The Burke County Sheriff’s office say 25-year-old Natalie Childress used metal knuckles on children in her care. After officers arrived, they found children hiding at the residence and took them to the hospital. Childress was charged with negligent child abuse causing severe bodily injury. The mother, Jessica Sanders, has been charged with aiding and abetting negligent child abuse. Both women were given a $250,000 bond pending court today.