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UPDATE: Charges dropped against woman accused of disciplining children with phone charger

Source: Escambia County Jail log

1/29/18 UPDATE:

The State Attorney Office has dropped charges against an Escambia County woman arrested on two counts of cruelty towards a child-without great bodily harm.

Court documents stated the case was closed on January 26, 2018 after a decision was made not to prosecute on January 24th.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Natania Baht Israel, 32, was arrested for hitting her child with an electrical/phone cord when her child refused to eat their breakfast.

The children reportedly told deputies Israel made them pull their pants down and she struck them with a charger.

Israel was cleared of two counts of cruelty towards a child without great bodily harm.


Previous story (Friday, January 12th 2018)

An Escambia County woman is behind bars for allegedly beating two children with a phone charging cord.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Natania Baht Israel was arrested on Thursday after being reported for child abuse.

According to the incident report, the children were waiting to go to school and refused to eat their breakfast. The children reportedly told deputies Israel made them pull their pants down and she struck them with a charger.

The report added Israel beat the two children with the cord, causing welts, abrasions, bruising, and possible scarring on their thighs.

Israel has been charged with two counts of cruelty towards a child.

The children were taken to Gulf Coast Kid's House.

Israel is being held at the Escambia County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

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