DEVELOPING: Child protective services interviews 10-year-old at the center of Elizabethton assault case
Elizabethton Chief of Police Jason Shaw says a juvenile girl who was reportedly beaten over several hours by other children has been interviewed by child protective services.
The incident was reported Monday and the child’s mother said on a social media post that her 10-year-old was invited to play with neighbors. The child was found four hours later with severe bruises and other injuries that required medical attention.
The family member said in her post that the child was held against her will during the assault.
Shaw noted that the case is sensitive and anticipates charges being filed against the teenagers currently under investigation by local and state agencies.