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Woman charged, accused of punching 12-year-old in face, police say

A Jefferson County woman is facing felony charges after a punching a 12-year-old in the face. (MGN)

A Jefferson County woman is facing felony charges after a punching a 12-year-old in the face.

Police say the incident happened when the 12-year-old tried to stop Tammy Hughes from leaving with another girl from her Corsica Borough home Wednesday.

A witness told police that the 12-year-old grabbed the girl to stop Hughes from taking her.

That’s when Hughes punched the 12-year-old multiple times in the face, police say.

Hughes faces several charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault.

She is being lodged at the Jefferson County Prison.

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