Police: Woman beats child in the face with belt on playground

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A woman was arrested after Mobile police say she was seen beating a child with a belt on a playground.

Police responded to Azalea Pointe Apartments at about 6:50 p.m. Sunday, May 26, in reference to the report of a domestic violence complaint.

Witnesses said Sedricka James, 23, beat a child on the face and body with a belt. The child was seen balled up on the ground as James continued to beat her.

Officers located the James at her apartment and took her into custody.

The Alabama Department of Human Resources was notified, and the child was placed in the care of other family members.

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