Mother Facing Child Abuse Charges in Carbon County

TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman is charged with child endangerment and assault after police say she abused her 4-year-old son.

Troopers say Ashlyn McCartney, 24, of Towamensing Township, near Lehighton, beat the boy so badly that he suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be admitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital near Allentown.

McCartney is locked up with bail set at $500,000.

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