Woman charged with attacking child in busy intersection

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman faces child abuse charges after what an officer and neighbors say they witnessed Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Taylor Boulevard and Beecher Street.

Christy M. Williams, 24, of Louisville, hit a boy in the back knocking him to the ground, according to an arrest report.

The arresting officer heard yelling and claims to have looked up in time to see the assault happen.

Police say Williams kept yelling at the child, hitting him twice more in the back, knocking him down again, alarming people and drivers in the area.

The child had a distinct red hand print near his shoulder, according to the arrest report, and Williams reportedly said she was spanking the child.

She is charged with third-degree criminal abuse of a child age 12 or under, as well as second-degree disorderly conduct.

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