Woman charged with hitting child with stick more than 30 times

- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for hitting a child with a stick dozens of times.

Breeze Bennu, 62, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with child abuse.

According to investigators, Bennu used some type of stick to hit the 6-year-old victim on his behind at least 30 times.

The victim suffered bruising as a result of the abuse. 

Bennu told deputies that she hit the child as a form of punishment. 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Woman charged with hitting child with stick more than 30 times
  • Helping America's heroes, one step at a time
  • Rape suspect arrested in two St. Petersburg cold cases
  • Polk detectives look for lotto ticket scammers
  • Tampa police search for skimmer suspect
  • Clearwater police seek help finding missing teen
  • Smart meters could slow power restoration in Lakeland
  • Rescheduled Snooty memorial to be held Sunday
  • Hernando bank robbery suspect dies after deputies fire shots
  • Man dies, girl injured when Jetski collides with boat in Clearwater