Pasquotank woman facing child abuse charge
From staff reports
Thursday, November 8, 2018
A Pasquotank County woman has been charged with felony child abuse in connection with an alleged assault on a 3-year-old girl this summer.
Court records show Amy Stokes, 31, of the 1200 block of Turnpike Road, was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 1 on a charge of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury.
According to the indictment, the child's body was covered with multiple bruises, and the alleged abuse happened sometime between July 1 and July 7.
Pasquotank sheriff’s officials said Stokes is the girlfriend of the child’s biological father.
Stokes was released after posting a $1,000 secured bond.
Stokes denied the charge on Thursday, saying she plans to prove her innocence in court when she gets the chance.