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Cops: Woman Assaulted Child With Baseball Bat

MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A woman in Carbon County is accused of hitting a child with a baseball bat because of a backed up toilet.

Police say Christine Mertz from Mahoning Township, near Lehighton not only hit the 15-year-old with the bat last month, they also found bite marks and marks where the child was allegedly punched.

Mertz is locked up in Carbon County.

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