Austin woman pleading not guilty to charges of malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault
An Austin woman who allegedly abused her children physically has pleaded not guilty to six different charges against her in Mower County District Court.
29-year old Sharnaye Latrice Scroggins was arrested in November and charged with three counts of malicious punishment of a child and three counts of domestic assault. The Austin Police Department reported that three of Scroggins’ children stated that she whipped them with a cell phone charging cord, leaving scars. One child also claimed to have been punched in the eye, leaving it severely bruised and swollen, and another child claimed to have been beaten with a spatula.
Police reported that Scroggins denied any physical abuse when they spoke to her.
A trial in Mower County District Court is scheduled to begin on March 16, 2020.