Woman arrested for abuse caught on camera at STA Plaza - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Woman arrested for abuse caught on camera at STA Plaza

SPOKANE, Wash. – An anonymous Crimestoppers tip helped Spokane Police track down the female they say is responsible for the assault of a 3-year-old-boy on Wednesday morning.

Officer Wayne Downing and Officer Shaney Redmon followed up on the tip which led them to several addresses around Spokane.  A final lead on an address brought them to an apartment at 1400 N. Lincoln, shortly after 4:00 p.m.  The female suspect, identified as 28-year-old Keyana L. Key, and her three young children were being hidden by Key's sister, identified as 39-year-old Aletha A. Robinson.

Keyana Key was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Assault of a Child-DV.

Aletha Robinson was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Rendering Criminal Assistance.

The 3-year-old victim appeared lethargic and was transported to a local hospital for tests to determine injuries.  Key's two other children were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.

The child assault was captured by surveillance cameras Wednesday morning.  In the video the woman who police say is key can be seen knocking her child to the ground.

Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the STA Plaza, a police say Key grabbed a child, who police at the time believed to be about 2-years-old, by his coat and kicked him to the ground.

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Surveillance cameras captured what appears to be this woman kicking a child to the ground

Witnesses reported Friday the woman also had twins, who appeared to be 1-year-olds.

"Our eyes must have been popping out of our heads," said witness Tammy Stewart.

Spokane Police say the suspect catches a bus in Spokane Valley near Indiana and Pines and transfers at the STA Plaza to a bus which drive north on Monroe.

The Spokane Police Department said they would like to thank the citizens who called in tips and helped the, locate the Key.  If you believe a child has been assaulted or is being abused, please call Crime Check or 911 if it is an emergency.

 

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