May 26, 2016

Woman charged with cruelty to a child

A Big Coppitt Key woman has been charged with cruelty toward a child. She is accused of hitting and stomping an 8 year old boy because he put dirty laundry in the dryer.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the case by the Department of Children and Families on April 21st. The boy told Major Crimes detectives 27 year old Marina Vega hit him in the face and on the side. He said he laid on the floor because it hurt and she stomped his stomach. He told detectives she was wearing flip flops on her feet and  “thank you God not normal shoes because it would have hurt more.”

After the investigation was completed a warrant was issued for her arrest and on Wednesday, she was booked into jail on child cruelty charges.

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