Woman Jailed for Beating Her Child

A Cattaraugus County woman is in jail for choking and punching her child.

State police say 28-year-old Patricia McConnell of Machias caused visible facial and back injuries to the child, who had to be taken to a hospital for treatment. Police did not release the age of the child.

McConnell is charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, endangering the welfare of a child and assault. She’s jailed on $30,000 bail.

County Child Protective Services have been notified about the investigation.

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