St. Mary

Jul 14, 2014 1:26 PM

Woman accused of child abuse

A 19-year-old Morgan City woman is accused of abusing her baby.

On Saturday, police responded to a child welfare concern on Fourth Street in Morgan City. According to police, Monique Landry was observed by a witness shaking her 4-month-old baby by the arms and causing the infant to strike it's head.

The officer contacted the Department of Child Services who dispatched an investigator to intervene, stated police. Officers ultimately located Landry who was eventually arrested and transported to the Morgan City Police Department where she was booked and incarcerated.

Landry is accused of cruelty to juveniles (felony).

Detectives with the Morgan City Police Department are continuing the investigation in conjunction with Child Services.



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