NSW foster carer charged with abuse of more than discration
January 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
Three children have been found with bruises across their bodies, prompting police to arrest their foster carer in NSW’s Hunter region.
On January 10, police were told three children in foster care in the Lake Macquarie Area near Newcastle had a number of injuries.
The children, two boys aged six and seven and a five-year-old girl, had obvious bruising on various parts of their bodies, NSW police said in a statement on Monday.
Child Abuse Squad officers later arrested the children’s 47-year-old foster carer.
According to police, officers also seized more than 20 grams of cannabis, 475 grams of a white powder substance, ammunition and a firearm from the woman’s home.
The children have received medical attention and are in the care of NSW Family and Community Services.
The woman was charged with a string of offences, including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and drug possession.
She was granted conditional bail to appear in Belmont Local Court on January 20.