Two Burke County women have been charged after they allegedly struck children with metal knuckles.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with the Burke Department of Social Services responded to a residence in Connely Springs on Friday following an anonymous complaint in reference to the alleged felonious abuse of children.The allegations indicated that Natalie Anne Childress had intentionally struck children in her care with a pair of metal knuckles. She was charged with felony negligent child abuse with severe bodily injury. The mother of the children, Jessica Renee Sanders has also been charged with aid/abet negligent child abuse with severe bodily injury. Both women were placed in the Burke County Detention Center with bonds of $250,000 each. The children were taken to a regional medical facility.
Photos: Burke County Sheriff’s Office