Lufkin woman arrested for using tape, cord to beat child

Kathy Taylor mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Kathy Taylor mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County deputies have arrested a Lufkin woman and charged her with using tape to bind a child under the age of 15 and beating her with an extension cord.

Kathy Taylor, 38, is charged with injury to a child.

According to a signed complaint, a Child Protective Services investigator contacted the Angelina County Sheriff's Office on March 23 about a report of physical and mental abuse from three people.

In an interview at Angelina Alliance for Children, the alleged victim talked about how she and two other people had been abused by Taylor for a number of years.

The girl said that on more than one occasion Taylor had used tape to bind her hands, feet and mouth. The girl said Taylor would make her lie on the floor so Taylor could beat her with an extension cord.

The other two people, one of whom is an adult, confirmed the girl's story.

Taylor was arrested Wednesday, according to jail records.

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