Lou. mom accused of hitting child in genitals with wooden spoon

Lou. mom accused of hitting child in genitals with wooden spoon

Rachel Tipton is charged with child abuse.

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by Patrick O'Rourke

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 3:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Police have arrested a Louisville mother after she allegedly abused her child more than two months ago.

According to the police report, around May 9 Rachel Tipton, 28, struck her adopted son in the genitalia with a wooden spoon. After striking the child, police said she then force fed the four-year-old causing a cut on the inside of his mouth.

Investigators said the child was at the hospital for an unrelated injury and was evaluated by hospital staff - that's when staff members saw a cut in his mouth and bruising on the boy's penis. Hospital staff contacted Child Protective Services and CPS notified police.

Tipton was arrested at her Jeffersontown home in the early Thursday morning. She is facing a criminal child abuse charge, a third degree offense.

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