Enid foster mother charged with child abuse

Sharon Carter

ENID, Okla. — An Enid woman has been charged with a felony count of child abuse after her foster child told Enid Police Department officers “mommy hit me,” according to the police report.

Sharon Renee Carter, 32, was arrested June 12, 2019, after dropping off her 4-year-old foster son at day care with bruising and redness in the form of a handprint across his face, according to court documents. Carter faces up to a year in county jail, or up to life in prison and/or a fine of $500-5,000.

According to court documents, Carter told Detective Jeff Roche in an interview that the child had obtained the bruise when “she lost it.” Carter told Roche the child’s behavior is “hard and outstandingly ridiculous” and on the date of the abuse, she had picked him up from day care and was given a list of his bad behavior. Carter said she was trying to speak to the child but he said he did not have to listen, so she “slapped his face and spanked him.”

Carter told Roche she should have walked away, according to court documents. She is set to be arraigned June 21.

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Miller is an intern for the Enid News & Eagle. She can be reached at jordanmiller@enidnews.com.

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