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2nd woman charged in child abuse case

Harris
Swihart

Kosciusko County deputies have arrested a second Warsaw woman in connection with an injured 4-year-old child.

Jolene Marie Swihart, 30, was arrested at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a victim under the age of 14, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.

Officers and officials with the Department of Child Services initially began an investigation Monday at the same residence that led to the arrest of Sherena Michele Harris, 26, on the same charge. Harris was also charged with neglect of a dependent.

Investigators determined that Swihart also kicked and potentially injured the same child on other occasions.

Swihart was being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Harris, the child's mother, was being held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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