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Texarkana, TX daycare employee arrested in child abuse investigation

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Virginia Smith, 67 (Source: Texarkana, TX Police Department) Virginia Smith, 67 (Source: Texarkana, TX Police Department)
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

A long-time employee of a Texarkana, Texas daycare was arrested Thursday, accused of injuring a child in her care.

67-year-old Virginia Smith is charged with injury to a child, elderly or disabled individual.

According to Texarkana, TX police, their investigation started after the mother of a 4-year-old boy noticed bruising on top of her son's head. After visiting a local health care facility, police were notified.

Police say their investigation revealed that while the child was under the care of Smith at Opportunities Inc., he received numerous blows to his head and body with what was believed to be a shoe.

Smith was booked into jail at the Bi-State Justice Center and her bond was set at $10,000. According to investigators, more arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

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