ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA — On February 2, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from school officials in reference to an 8 year old girl being dragged by her arm out of the school by Yolanda C. Geyen, 45, Lake Charles, a family member of the child. School officials also reported witnessing Geyen strike the 8 year old girl in the face with her hand, causing the child’s nose to bleed.

When questioned by CPSO detectives, Geyen confirmed to dragging the girl out of the school by the arm and striking her girl in the face. Geyen also advised detectives that she had used a black leather belt to whip the girl on multiple occasions, causing numerous bruises to her body.

Geyen was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with two counts of cruelty to a juvenile.

The child was removed from the home by the Department of Children & Family Services and placed with family members.

On February 3, Geyen was released on a $2,000 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter.

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