woman arrested after throwing toddler into swimming pool

Intoxicated Woman Arrested For Child Abuse After Throwing Toddler Into Swimming Pool

A Pennsylvania woman who has been accused of throwing a 3-year-old into a pool while under the influence is currently being investigated by police in St. Petersberg, Florida.

Police reveal that the little boy was unable to swim.

woman arrested after throwing toddler into swimming pool
Image via Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

On Friday, 33-year-old Ashton Heddens was arrested.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office records she was booked about 8:50 p.m. on charges of child abuse.

Police discovered that Heddens was intoxicated when she brought an unnamed toddler to a local swimming pool.

woman arrested after throwing toddler into swimming pool

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Heddens allegedly grabbed the child by his neck and torso and threw him into the water after he told her “I don’t know how to swim,” the WFLA reported.

The child was discovered with injuries across his body when police arrived.

The injuries included claw marks on the right side of his upper back as well as the right side of his neck.

woman arrested after throwing toddler into swimming pool

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When police interviewed Heddens — she was reportedly slurring her words. In addition, they reported how she was unsteady on her feet.

It was not clear if Heddens was the boy’s mother.

It also not clear if Heddens has obtained a lawyer. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office inmate booking website, it showed that she is currently being held on $5,000 bail.

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