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Auburn woman arrested, charged with child abuse

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse.  

The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24.

The arrest is the result of a complaint of child abuse that was reported to police on Tuesday, July 22.  The incident allegedly occurred at a child care facility in the 600 block of N. Dean Road and was reported to police by a member of the staff. 

Officers were informed that a child under the age of 12 was abused while in the care of Mitchell, who was employed at the facility.   

An investigation into the incident was initiated by the Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Department of Human Resources. 

Mitchell, who is no longer employed at the facility where the incident occurred, was taken into custody after an investigation resulted in a warrant being obtained for her arrest. The child's injuries were not serious and did not require medical attention. 

The case remains under investigation by the Detective Section of the Auburn Police Division and the Lee County Department of Human Resources. 

Mitchell was arrested and later transported to the Lee County Detention Facility where her bond was set at $10,000.

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