Two charged with child abuse in separate cases

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A Tabor City area woman has been charged with beating a seven year old child, leaving scratches and bruises on the child’s body.

In an unrelated case, a man allegedly shoved food into the child’s mouth and pulled the child’s hair. That child was also bruised and injured.

Christina Angelique Formyduval, 37, of 962 Will Inman Road, Tabor City, was arrested on three counts of felony child abuse March 24, according to the sheriff’s office. She was released on $6,000 unsecured bond, according to jail reports.

Warrants show Formyduval is alleged to have beaten the seven-year-old child on March 3,4, and 5. The child sustained bruises on both buttocks, bruising on the lower back, scratches, a bloody lower lip,  and bruising between the child’s thighs.

In the other case, Kyle Page Lerwill, 29, of 1037 Peacock Rd., Whiteville, is alleged to have shoved food into the child’s mouth, “covering the victim’s mouth and nose,” and pulling the child’s hair, according to the warrant. The incident occurred on Christmas, according to the court documents.
Lerwill also allegedly left bruises and other marks on the child’s body. He was charged with three counts of misdemeanor child abuse and held under a $7,500 secured bond.

Both cases are under investigation.


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