Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dad, gal pal arrested for abusing two children during weekend visitation (Rainelle, West Virginia)

Dad is identified as JONATHON FERRELL. Can't help but wonder if he had a prior history of child abuse and/or domestic violence, but got his custody/visitation rights anyway.

Rainelle Police Arrest Two People For Child Abuse

Posted: May 24, 2012 3:43 PM CDT Updated: May 24, 2012 3:44 PM CDT

By Samantha Cahill, Greenbrier County Bureau Reporter

A father in Greenbrier County is arrested for child abuse after his two children suffered hits to the face.

Jonathon Ferrell of Rainelle was arrested Wednesday, along with his live-in girlfriend, Virginia Hanshew, and are both charged with child abuse with injury.

Rainelle Police Officer James Layne said the five-year-old and the two-year-old girls had visible marks on their cheek bones.

The children's mother contacted 911 after picking the children up from the weekend visitation with their father.

Child Protective Services and the Child and Youth Advocacy Center are working with Rainelle police in this case.

Ferrell was released on bond, but Hanshew remains at Southern Regional Jail.