A Davenport woman has been charged with felony child endangerment with bodily injury after police allege she whipped a 10-year-old child that was in her care.
Amber Lynn Holcomb, 22, of 913 W. 8th St., was arrested Friday in connection with the incident that occurred about 4 p.m. May 2.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Karl Drezek, Holcomb was the caretaker for the child at the time of the incident.
According to the arrest affidavit, Holcomb allegedly struck the child in the legs and buttocks with a belt several times.
When Holcomb felt that the strikes were not having the desired results through the child's clothes, she allegedly made the child undress and struck the child on the legs with the belt, the affidavit states.
According to the affidavit, the child sustained red marks and bruising that had a linear pattern on the left leg. The child complained the injury was painful. The injury also was visible for more than two days after the incident.
The child's mother requested a no-contact order against Holcomb.
Holcomb was being held in the Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond.