Woman, 19, Charged with Cruelty to Persons


Police last week arrested a 19-year-old Mount Kisco, N.Y. woman by warrant and charged her with cruelty to persons and risk of injury to a child, both felony-level offenses, as well as third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

At about 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, the woman turned herself in to New Canaan Police on a warrant that had been issued following an investigation launched in August, officials said.

Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.

An arrest log specifies that the woman was charged with intentional cruelty to a child younger than 19.

Under state law, “Any person who, having the control and custody of any child under the age of nineteen years, in any capacity whatsoever, intentionally maltreats, tortures, overworks or cruelly or unlawfully punishes such child or intentionally deprives such child of necessary food, clothing or shelter shall be guilty of a class D felony.”

Police held the woman on $50,000 bond and scheduled her to appear the same day in state Superior Court in Stamford. She since has been released from custody on the same bond, according to Connecticut Judicial Branch records, and is scheduled to appear Jan. 4.

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