Babysitter Charged with Hitting Child with Wooden Spoon

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman babysitting a 9-year-old has been arrested for child abuse, according to West Virginia State Police.

Troopers arrested Drema Harless, 45, of Culloden, on Thursday.

They say Harless beat the child with a wooden spoon causing swelling and bruising to the girl. Troopers say the information of the alleged incident came out during an interview with the child at her school.

Harless is being held in the Western Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

State Police did not say where the alleged abuse took place.

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