Diboll babysitter arrested for taking discipline too far

Photo source: Angelina County Jail
Photo source: Angelina County Jail

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Diboll woman was arrested after she was accused of injuring a child.

According to the Angelina County Sheriff's Department, Angela Key, 32, of Diboll was babysitting an 11-year-old child while his mother was at work, Thursday night.

Sgt. Bart Riley, a deputy with the Angelina County Sheriff's Dept., stated that Key was trying to discipline the child, she began spanking him with a paddle on the buttocks.

According to a sheriff's deputy on the scene, it appeared Key got carried away with the discipline.

The child suffered from scratch marks on his face, and red marks on his neck, face, and chest. Riley said it's believed the scratch marks came from the woman's hand.

The child called his mother at work, after the incident. The mother then called authorities around 7:40 Thursday night.

Key was arrested and charged with injury to a child.

She was booked into the Angelina County Jail, she was released Friday on a $5,000 bond.

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