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. 

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