An 18-year-old Stillwater woman is being accused of child abuse after a Department of Human Services call led to an investigation by the Stillwater Police Department. Sarah Jay Scott was charged Tuesday in Payne County District Court with one count of child abuse by injury.
SPD made the arrest June 21 after assisting on a DHS follow-up from a previous domestic situation involving Scott and the infant's father. During the visit, bruising was found on the infant, and Scott was ordered to allow examination of the child at the Saville Center, according to an affidavit.
According to the report, during the Saville Center examination, the infant was found with bite marks on his right arm and right hand as well as bruising on his forehead, back of his head, chest, sides and back. The SPD investigator wrote that Scott admitted that on June 16 she caused harm to her son by biting him three times due to being tired and frustrated.
Scott also admitted, according to the report, that in the early morning hours of June 17 she intentionally struck her infant five times in the back of the head with a child's toy causing significant bruising. Both incidents allegedly occurred at Scott’s Stillwater residence.
Scott stated that she failed to seek medical attention for the infant after intentionally causing harm to him. Scott was then placed under arrest by a Stillwater officer under the suspicion of child abuse. She will next appear in Payne County District Court on Tuesday.