#childabuse | Shalimar woman arrested on child abuse charges

SHALIMAR, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A Shalimar woman was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after being caught on video punching, kicking, shoving and screaming at a young girl.
Amy Lavandier, 33, was arrested Friday by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies.
An investigator reviewed video footage of the approximately 20-minute long incident, and also noted the young victim had a number of bruises, contusions, and abrasions across her body.
When questioned, Lavandier added she also struck the victim with a belt in an effort to “get her to behave.”
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