Editor’s Note: Richards was added to the report after her name was previously redacted
BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Boardman woman is facing child-endangering charges after a report from a school guidance counselor about injuries found on a student.
Police arrested Sequette Clark, 51, at her home on Monday afternoon.
An officer met with the guidance counselor and the student earlier on Monday. The student reported that Clark struck her repeatedly with an extension cord the prior day while disciplining her, according to a police report.
Police said the girl had over 20 to 30 “red lashing marks” on her shoulders and arms. Police also noted in the report that the girl had bruising and red marks on her legs.
According to the report, another adult, Dorothy Richards, also witnessed the incident and retrieved the extension cord used by Clark.
Richards is in the Mahoning County Jail on a charge of endangering children. Her next hearing is scheduled for October 3 at 11 a.m.
Investigators took photos of the girl’s injuries and notified Children Services.
Clark was scheduled for arraignment on the charges Tuesday morning where she plead not guilty. She was held on $1,500 bond before she was released from jail. Her next hearing is on October 19.