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Woman arrested for cruelty after whipping child with studded belt

Photo provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for allegedly slapping a child with a belt that had studs.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were called to a local elementary school regarding the incident. Deputies learned that a 10-year-old student was struck several times on the buttocks with the belt, causing lacerations.

Detectives questioned the suspect, Syreeta B. Joubert, 31, about the incident. Officials say she confessed to striking her family member with the belt.

Joubert was arrested and charged with one count of Cruelty to a Juvenile. She was released on a $1,500 bond.

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