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Pasquotank woman facing child abuse charge

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Amy Stokes

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From staff reports

Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Pasquotank County woman has been charged with felony child abuse in connection with an alleged assault on a 3-year-old girl this summer.

Court records show Amy Stokes, 31, of the 1200 block of Turnpike Road, was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 1 on a charge of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury.

According to the indictment, the child's body was covered with multiple bruises, and the alleged abuse happened sometime between July 1 and July 7.

Pasquotank sheriff’s officials said Stokes is the girlfriend of the child’s biological father.

Stokes was released after posting a $1,000 secured bond.

Stokes denied the charge on Thursday, saying she plans to prove her innocence in court when she gets the chance.

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