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Woman accused of abusing disabled teen

Posted at 2:21 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 15:31:44-05

A 32-year-old Lake Charles woman was arrested, accused of cruelty to a 17-year-old boy with medical issues.

Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office say that on November 20, 2018,  detectives responded to a home on S. Franklin Street in Lake Charles in reference to a 17-year-old boy with medical issues who was extremely thin and appeared to be malnourished.

The boy was transported to the hospital and placed into ICU.

Miracle Chatman / Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

A search of the home allegedly revealed unused medications that were prescribed to the boy.  Detectives attempted to take 32-year-old Miracle Chatman into custody at which time deputies say she resisted and committed a battery on two detectives.

Chatman was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to the infirmed and two counts of battery on a police officer.

Bond is set at $14,000.

The 17-year-old boy remains in the hospital.