Woman arrested for alleged cruelty to a juvenile

Lashawnda R. Pitre (Source: CPSO)
Lashawnda R. Pitre (Source: CPSO)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Authorities arrested a Lake Charles woman after their investigation revealed she allegedly hit a 14-year-old with a piece of PVC pipe.

On February 15, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint about 34-year-old Lashawnda R. Pitre of Lake Charles. The complaint stated that Pitre was physically abusing a 14-year-old family member.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where numerous bruises, whelps and lacerations to his body were reportedly discovered.

Authorities say after further investigation, Pitre confirmed the allegations and disclosed to detectives she had used a piece of PVC pipe to hit the child.

Pitre was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. She was charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

A judge set her bond at $1,000.

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