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Clark mom’s abuse case pushed back

A Winchester woman charged with physically abusing her child will wait another couple weeks for her probable cause hearing.

Crickett Moore, 28, of 1979 Jackson Ferry Road, was arrested April 30 on a single count of first-degree criminal abuse after she allegedly delivered two children to daycare with significant bruises.

Wednesday, Moore’s attorney requested a two-week continuance for the preliminary to allow for additional evidence and documents to be turned over.

According to court records, Moore dropped the two children, ages 1 and 2, to a Clark County daycare on the morning of April 30. Workers noticed bruises on both children and called state social workers, who in turn notified Winchester Police.

The 1-year-old reportedly had “severe” bruising on its face and the older child had bruises on an arm and around an eye.

Moore reportedly told daycare workers the younger child had “fallen a lot.” The older child told police their mother caused her injuries.

In the meantime, Moore remains in the Clark County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

The judge uses the preliminary hearing to determine whether or not there is probable cause for the charge. If there is probable cause, the case is sent to the grand jury for further action. The defendant can also waive the hearing and send the case directly to the grand jury.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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