Tuscumbia woman charged with abusing child she was watching

3 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, October 26 2015 Oct 26, 2015 Monday, October 26, 2015 12:32:00 PM CDT October 26, 2015 in News
By: Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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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