Hazleton City Police say that an investigation led to an arrest related to child abuse.
Beginning on August 20th 2018, Hazleton City Police, Luzerne County District Attorney's Office and the Luzerne County Children and Youth began an investigation into child abuse claims on a seven year old male. Sharonja Williams was charged with the following:
Simple Assault: Two counts, M1
Endangering the Welfare of Children: (victim less than 13 years of age) Two counts, M1
Police say the child was forensically interviewed and the investigation revealed that
the juvenile male was assaulted by Williams on two occasions between the months of June and August of 2018. Williams turned herself in to authorities at the Hazleton Police Department where she was arraigned and given $10,000 unsecured bail.