Indiana County woman accused of injuring daughter, 7
A 33-year-old Indiana County woman is accused of severely spraining her 7-year-old daughter's left wrist and lacerating her lip — injuries that were discovered last week by a school nurse who sent the youngster to a hospital, state police said Monday.
Rebecca Lynn Smith of Dilltown is accused of hurting her daughter at 5 p.m. Thursday at a residence along Armerford Road, East Wheatfield. The girl's injuries were discovered on Friday by the nurse at the United Elementary School at Armagh, who had the girl transported to the Indiana Regional Medical Center in White, state police said. State police were called to the hospital after the girl was taken to the facility.
Evidence was found that suggested the girl had been suffering from physical abuse for some time, police said.
Smith was charged by state police with misdemeanor counts of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children and a summary offense of harassment. She was arraigned Friday before Blairsville District Judge Jennifer Rega and released from Indiana County Jail after posting $10,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday before Rega.
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