A 24-year-old Salem woman is in jail this afternoon on two felony charges of beating her children.
In jail is Kendra Beswick, 24, of Salem, IN charged with two counts of Battery on a Child under the Age of Fourteen, a Level Five Felony. There were two small children involved. She is currently being held in Washington County Jail on a $10,000 full cash bond.
On November 30th, Trooper Brett Walters from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was called to the Salem City Police Department in reference to an alleged child battery case.
When he arrived he spoke to the father of the children, Steven Corthon. He stated he felt as though two of his children were being abused by their mother, Kendra Beswick.
He stated he filmed an incident by hidden camera and had posted it on the social media website Facebook. Upon Trooper Walters watching the video he began an investigation into the alleged crime.
Upon completion of the investigation, Trooper Walters turned the case over to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
On December 2 an arrest warrant was issued for Beswick. The charges on the warrant were for two counts of Battery on a Child under the Age of Fourteen, a Level Five Felony.
After the warrant was issued, Trooper Walters located Kendra Beswick and placed her under arrest incarcerating her at the Washington County Jail.
Assisting Agencies- Washington County Division of Family and Children and the Salem City Police Department.
This investigation is continuing.