Mother Arrested After Throwing Child In Dryer

(PatriotWise.com)- The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Florida arrested a lady on Saturday for allegedly placing a four-year-old under her care inside a dryer.
After the small boy was taken to the hospital with bruises around his eyes, ears, shoulder, and lower back, Amber Chapman, 35, was charged with a first-degree felony of severe child abuse, according to WFTV.
According to the arrest paperwork, the boy went to the ER on February 1 and told physicians that “Miss Amber” had locked him in the dryer, which already had towels inside.
The youngster subsequently informed deputies that the defendant put him in the machine, closed it, and he “went round and round,” but that when the defendant opened it, she shut it again and “went round and round” some more.
According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, child abuse is described as intentional harm or mistreatment of a child under the age of 18. It can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, medical abuse, or neglect.
Child abuse is frequently perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts, such as a parent or other family.
“Report child abuse to the right authorities if you suspect child abuse,” the site stated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), child abuse and neglect can have long-term consequences on a person’s health, opportunity, and well-being.
The CDC says that Child maltreatment and neglect are very widespread. In the United States, at least one out of every seven children has been subjected to child abuse or neglect in the previous year. Because many cases go unreported, this is most certainly an underestimation. In the United States, 1,750 children will die due to abuse and neglect in 2020.
Although the Child Protection Team members were unable to determine if the injuries were caused by the child being in the dryer, they were consistent with what the child informed officials.
On Saturday, Chapman was freed on a $15,000 bond.