UT Woman Accused Of Attacking Children

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Woman arrested for threatening Children

Woman charged with Child Abuse after jumping gate to attack neighbor kids

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT  –  A woman is facing child abuse charges after police said she jumped over the neighbor’s fence and attempted to assault two juveniles Saturday evening.

According to charging documents, police were called by a juvenile to a home on Redwing Street in West Valley City around 5:45 p.m. on a child abuse report.

When police arrived, they were told by two juveniles that Jessica Bawden had thrown multiple branches from a tree at them while they were playing in their own backyard and then she ran to the front of their home and jumped over a gate in the side yard that leads to the backyard.

The victims told police that the suspect then chased them around the backyard, screaming “I’m going to kill you!” and attempted to grab one of the juvenile’s neck but missed his neck and grabbed his shirt.

The juvenile was reportedly able to break free of Bawden’s grasp, enter his home, lock the doors and call the police.

When police approached Bawden and attempted to detain her, she resisted and pulled away from the officers.  Officers had to use physical force in order to take her into custody.

Officers said Bawden smelled strongly of alcohol at the time of her arrest.

Bawden is facing charges of child abuse, interfering with arresting officers, the threat of violence and intoxication. 

4 thoughts on “UT Woman Accused Of Attacking Children”

  1. My question is.
    When and what did the kids do to her, to set her off kids now days are being more cruel then when I was a kid. And they were being pretty bad then too. But it seems to have escalated to a level of evil that some adults will attack them for.

    This should be a wake up call to parents keep your eyes open for cruelty by your own kids.

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    1. Keith, Thank You for your input, and good to see you!
      I haven’t looked into this case, but the way this struck me was that something had to happen.
      Odd thing was her getting into their yard and chasing them around.
      Yes Keith, this world would be a much better place today if parents had always supervised their children closely.


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