A Brandon woman is accused of abusing her three young children — sometimes hitting them with a belt — over a year-long period. The children, all 10 year old or younger, have since been removed from the home.
Police say they were contacted with the allegations on May 6 by Child and Family Services. The children had apparently been physically abused by hand and with a belt on several occasions between May 2012 and May 2013.
After investigation, police say they were able to arrest a woman on Thursday.
A 42-year-old Brandon woman is to appear in court on Aug. 8, to face three charges of assault and three charges of assault with a weapon.