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Henderson woman charged for criminal abuse of child

Henderson woman charged for criminal abuse of child

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2016

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A Henderson woman has been charged with criminal abuse of a child.

According to Henderson Police, an investigation by officers and Social Services of possible abuse in addition to poor living conditions led to the arrest of 29 year old Crystal Morphett of Powell Street.

Police say after speaking to Morphett and the children, one of the children reported that Morphett had placed a belt around the child’s neck affecting his breathing. Authorities say they observed bruising and marks on the child’s neck, but that Morphett denied choking the child with a belt.

Morphett was lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center for first degree criminal abuse – child 12 or under.

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