Two Women Accused of Abusing 5-Year-Old

7:40 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
Heidi Ober (left), Courtney Woodard (right)
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Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Two Lexington County women are facing child neglect charges after deputies say they physically abused a five-year-old boy.

Deputies say 26 year old Heidi Oberg and 29 year old Courtney Woodard hit the boy repeatedly all over his body with a switch that was made from a tree branch.

Deputies say the 5-year-old boy had red marks all over his back as well as major bruises and open wounds on his face, arms, legs and upper torso.

e was treated at the hospital and is now in protective custody.

Bond has been set at $75,000 for Oberg and Woodward has been released after posting a $20,000 bond.

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