A woman from Egg Harbor Township has been charged after police say a child was hit with a bat several times.

Muddasra Afzal of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Arrested

Authorities say officers with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department were called to a home in the Cardiff section of the municipality just before 9:30 Wednesday night.

According to authorities,

Officer Logan Schettig arrived at the residence and conducted an on-scene investigation. Officer Schettig determined that [a] child had suffered injuries as a result of being struck several times with a bat.

Officers at the scene requested the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad respond to treat the victim, who was taken to a local hospital "for treatment of significant injuries sustained as a result of the incident."

young girl sitting down alone in the dark.

Charges Filed

The alleged assailant was identified as 31-year-old Muddasra Afzal of EHT, who was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Endangering the welfare of children
  • Aggravated assault with a weapon
  • Possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • Child abuse

Afzal was ultimately transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility where she was being held pending a detention hearing.

Authorities did not disclose the age of the child nor his/her relation to Afzal.

Report Child Abuse in New Jersey

The public is reminded to call (877) NJ-ABUSE or law enforcement to report any concerns relating to the abuse of children.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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