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Caretaker arrested after physical altercation with 12-year-old

Misty Thibodeaux is accused of injuring a 12-year-old she was taking care of during a physical...
Misty Thibodeaux is accused of injuring a 12-year-old she was taking care of during a physical altercation.(TPSO)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 3:36 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A woman is behind bars after officials believed she caused injuries to a 12-year-old she was taking care of.

According to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet, Misty Thibodeaux was arrested after detectives received a complaint of child cruelty.

Officials say a 12-year-old was in a group home when an altercation with Thibodeaux, the caretaker, turned physical.

The child sustained injuries to his face and body, requiring him to be taken to a hospital where he was treated and later released.

The incident happened on Monday, May 10.

Thibodeaux, 31, was arrested for cruelty to a juvenile and transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where she was booked and jailed.

Bond has been set at $25,000.

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