Tuscumbia woman charged with abusing child she was watching
TUSCUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a Tuscumbia woman with child abuse after a mother told Miller County deputies her son's babysitter kicked him twice and sprayed a clear liquid on him.
Karla M. Barnhouse, 49, was charged with child abuse in Miller County Circuit Court.
In a probable cause statement, deputies said they were provided with a video, taken by another child, showing Barnhouse kicking and spraying the four-year-old boy.
The Miller County Sheriff's Office said the incident took place at Barnhouse's home in Tuscumbia, which she used as a childcare business.
Barnhouse's bond was set at $25,000.
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