LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Jeffersontown woman accused of abusing her adopted child has been arraigned in Jefferson County.
Investigators say 28-year-old Rachel Hatfield Tipton struck her adopted 4-year-old son in the genitalia with a wooden spoon. After striking the child, police say she then force fed him causing a cut on the inside of his mouth.
Tipton was arrested in July on those accusations but entered a not guilty plea on Monday.
The little boy was adopted from Ethiopia.
Tipton is facing a criminal child abuse charge.