Police: Ala. woman beat son badly then sent him to school

Police: Ala. woman beat son badly then sent him to school
Chiquita Hunter is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. (Source: Dothan Police Department)

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A Dothan woman is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, accused of violently kicking her young son several times, causing serious injuries.

A school faculty member became suspicious of those injuries last week and notified police.

After conducting several interviews, investigators on Tuesday arrested 25-year old Chiquita Nicole Hunter of Dothan.

It is believed that on the morning of Oct. 23, the suspect was disciplining the juvenile and kicked the juvenile in the upper torso several times, per police.

The boy was hurt so badly medical personnel transferred him to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for treatment, according to court documents.

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