2nd Woman Behind Bars In Toddler Abuse Case

By Emma Koch

2nd Woman Behind Bars In Toddler Abuse Case

May 9, 2013 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 3:30 AM EDT

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Another woman has been arrested in the alleged striking of a 4-year-old toddler.

Jolene M. Swihart, 30, was arrested Wednesday at 9:13 p.m. on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a victim less than 14-years-old.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and officials with the Department of Child Services initially began an investigation on Monday at the same residence that led to the arrest of Sherena Michele Harris, 26, on charges of battery resulting in bodily injury to a victim under the age of 14-years-old as well as neglect of a dependent.

During the course of the interviews, investigators determined that Swihart had also kicked and potentially injured the same 4-year-old toddler on other previous occasions.

Swihart was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail and is currently being held on a $5,000.00 bond.

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