Machias woman arrested for child abuse

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MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) New York State Police have charged a Machias woman with multiple counts of child abuse after responding to a report of a child assault.

Investigators say the child’s mother, 28 year old Patricia L. McConnell, choked and punched her child, leaving visible face and back injuries. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

McConnell was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Assault.

McConnell was arraigned in the Town of Ashford Court and taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $30,000 bail.

Cattaraugus County Child Protective Services have been notified of the investigation and arrest.

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