A Pennsylvania couple faces charges for hitting a child and trying to cover up what actually happened, according to a report.
Taylor Rose McCormick, 27, was charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and simple assault, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Kenneth Patrick Hall Jr., 24, was charged with endangering the welfare of children and filing a false report.
The duo was arrested this week in connection to the Oct. 17 incident in Kiski Township, Pennsylvania.
A child services worker contacted police about the incident. The child’s mom told officials she picked up her crying daughter from Hall’s home, according to the Tribune-Review. Hall told the mom she smacked her daughter and left a mark.
Hall also said that McCormick put frozen hotdogs on the girl’s butt to reduce swelling, the Tribune-Review reported.
The next day, Hall’s sister called the mom to say McCormick rubbed the child’s wet underwear in the toddler’s face before beating her, the report noted.
A doctor said the child’s injuries were caused by repeated blows that were consistent with child abuse.
Hall spoke to police and again tried to take the blame until they told him the child said it was McCormick who hit her, according to the Tribune-Review. McCormick said she spanked the girl once after the toddler lied about wetting her pants.