Louisiana woman charged with child cruelty after allegedly striking child over math homework


Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff ‘s Office (WDSU)


The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff announced the arrest of a Houma woman who was charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

Sheriff Jerry J. Larpenter said that Shiloh Jade Nichole Fitch repeatedly struck a 9-year-old relative in her care for not completing two pages of multiplication questions, to a point where bruising was caused.

PSO detectives investigated after a report was received on Thursday, Aug. 22.

Fitch, 36, was taken into custody and booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on a single count of cruelty to a juvenile.

She bonded out on a $20,000 surety Friday afternoon.

A judge has ordered that Fitch stay away from the child and the child’s school.

The mathematics work was assigned by Fitch and not by a teacher or other educator.

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