Delaware Woman Accused of Child Abuse
(Milford, Delaware) A 28-year-old local woman, Malene Fleurentus, has been arrested for allegedly injuring a 5-year-old child.
Fleurentus faces counts of third-degree child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
The incident occurred on Oct. 2 at a residence in the 100 block of N.W. 4th Street when detectives discovered that the suspect, identified as Malene Fleurentus, physically disciplined a 5-year-old female victim for misbehaving and left highly visible injuries on the face of the victim, said Milford Police Department spokesman Det. Dwight Young.Fleurentus was booked and released on a $1,000 bond.
Police were notified when the victim arrived at a school in the Milford School District and school staff observed the injuries, Young said.