Austin Women Charged in Child Abuse Case

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Sep 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

AUSTIN, MN (KNSI) - Two Austin women are accused of forcing a 9-year-old to hold jugs of milk in the air for hours on end, and of beating the child with a wooden stick.

Twenty eight year-old Shavon Blake and 48-year-old Jacqueline Richardson pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that include malicious punishment of a child. A police report says the child was made to carry a milk jug around for hours.

The child was also allegedly forced to kneel on the floor and keep two milk jugs in the air. The child told police the child would lose feeling in the arms, and that beatings were preferable.

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