MIAMI - A 26-year-old foster mother was arrested Wednesday in Miami, months after she beat a 12-year-old boy with a belt, authorities said.
According to an arrest report, the victim was seen by a child protection team Feb. 8 and disclosed during a forensic interview that his foster mother, Quanisha Brown, had beaten him with a belt on the buttocks without clothing several times. He said she also "accidentally" struck him in the face with the belt, causing bruising to his face.
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Police said the victim was observed to have bruising and welts to his face, back, chest and arm.
Authorities said Brown, who works as a security guard, was arrested Wednesday and denied beating the boy.
She faces one count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm.
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