BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Jenifer Rodriguez, 46, was arrested by Baton Rouge police officers who claimed they reviewed evidence suggesting Rodriguez abused children over several months.
The arrest report states Rodriguez used a taser to intimidate four children, and at one point actually used it to shock a teen. A four-year-old was struck in the face and allegedly beaten with a trash can by Rodriguez, an arresting officer wrote.
Both a 9-year-old and 7-year-old were allegedly beaten with belts, the officer claimed. The 9-year-old was also beaten with the belt buckle, stomped on, and kicked, the arrest report states.
A friend of the family says she was shocked to find out what happened.
“I wouldn’t have thought twice about having her help me if I needed help. She’s reached out multiple times to help me if I needed help," said a family friend, who wished to remain anonymous.
Rodriguez now faces 11 counts of cruelty to juveniles.
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