GROVER BEACH, Calif. (June 28, 2014) A 60-year-old California woman was facing child cruelty charges Saturday after an incident in which a poisonous pesticide was sprayed in the face of a 7-year-old neighbor.
Officers responded Wednesday to a condominium complex in Grover Beach on the Central Coast following reports of an assault on a young girl.
Investigators determined the child had been sprayed with a weed killer.
The girl was treated at the scene and then was taken to a hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery, police Cmdr. John Peters said.
Julie Wilhelmina Rodenhuis was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury and child endangerment.
Investigators are looking into a motive.
Rodenhuis remained jailed Saturday in lieu of $100,000 bond.
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