Jury seated in Lawton woman’s child abuse trial

Jury seated in Lawton woman’s child abuse trial

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - A jury has been seated for a Lawton woman on trial for injuring a three-year-old she was babysitting in 2017.

Carmen Padilla, 60, is charged with a felony count of child abuse by caretaker. According to court documents, she was watching over the young child when he was injured, suffering a bruise and a cut under his right eye. The child also had a bruise on his back.

The child later told his parents Padilla hit him with a belt. Padilla claimed the child must have fallen down in her home, but court documents say the injuries were consistent with being hit by a belt or cord.

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