Bradenton woman arrested, accused of using metal broom handle to discipline child

Aggravated Child Abuse

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A Bradenton woman is accused of using a metal broom handle to discipline her child, resulting in significant injuries.

Tuesday, detectives began investigating an alleged child abuse incident that took place on October 6, when they say 31-year-old Tabitha Rhodes used a metal broom handle to strike her 13-year-old child.

Detectives say after the handle broke, she continued to strike the child, resulting in significant injuries.

Rhodes was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated child abuse, a first degree felony.

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