Utah woman arrested Monday suspected in second child abuse case
NORTH LOGAN, Utah - A North Logan woman previously convicted of child abuse was arrested by North Park Police Monday on new allegations of intentionally inflicting serious injury on a child, a second-degree felony.
Kassie Tolman of North Logan, 28, who was still on probation for previous conviction, is currently incarcerated without bail in the Cache County Jail, although formal charges have not been filed yet.
According to a probable cause statement filed by police, the boy fell to the ground in an altercation with Tolman and the woman is accused of kicking the child in the head several times while he laid on ground, trying to protect his face. And, police stated, Tolman reportedly left the room and returned with a bag of frozen pizza rolls “and began swinging the bag and striking him in the face with the bag.”
The child, who reportedly lives outside of the valley with his father, was at Tolman’s home as part of his scheduled visitation with his mother.
Tolman allegedly contacted a family member and asked her to come get the child because she “couldn’t deal with him.”
Police note in the probable cause statement that the the boy’s story is different than Tolman’s version of events, but a forensic exam conducted at the Children’s Justice Center showed several injuries that were consistent with what the boy said.
When Tolman was sentenced last year for striking the child with a hanger, a one-year jail sentence was suspended and instead, she was ordered to complete one year of probation and 120 hours of community service.
Her attorney described the sentence as “meeting legal requirements while also recognizing human imperfections and the efforts made to overcome them.”