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Knightdale mother charged with child abuse

Posted November 11, 2010

— A Knightdale mother has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse and resisting arrest.

Arrest warrants filed by Knightdale police state that Paris Renee Lowe-James, 51, of 308 Indiana Ave., gave her daughter a bloody nose and swollen lip. Her daughter was less than 16 years old at the time.

Police said that during the arrest, Lowe-James fought an officer taking her to jail.

She was given a $7,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 21, 2011.

Court records state that as a further condition of her release, Lowe-James must have no unsupervised contact with any minor. Records show that she was the subject of an investigation by Wake County Social Services earlier this year.


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  • TheChampion Nov 12, 2010

    Cindy you are contradicting yourself so if I was you, I'd let it go. By saying maybe she needed to get knocked back down to her level is making an assumption that the daughter did something and therefore you also are judging someone. The fact of the matter is no matter which way you choose to discipline your child, whether it be spanking, or punishment it should never be punching in the face or as you said it didn't say that so let me make it easier for you to understand...it shouldn't be giving your child a busted lip & bloody nose or having your child in that much fear that they call the police on you. There are plenty of other ways to handle an out of control child but like I said I know these people and this child is in no way disrespectful or harmful to anyone else. She's about 60 pounds soaking wet and regardless of age or size you DO NOT harm a child in that way. So don't assume that everyone thinks you agree with child abuse...it was your own wording that put you in this situat

  • cindyjleedom2 Nov 12, 2010

    Wow. If you read and understand what I wrote. I was not agreeing with beating your chidlren. You assumed from one person to the next. I was remaing netural untill more information was given. Trying to get people to stop judgeding everything. Apparentaly that did not work because you all ASSUMED I agree with child abuse. As for as me saying "From experience maybe she needed to be knock back down to her lvl". Which is made most of you mad. I could see why but with out getting more information from me you ASSUMED I agree with the mother. I have seen children to young adults physically attack there parent, younger sibling and/or caretakers. Really all was asking for was more information then was put up in the article at the time. Just based on the article not enough was given to automatically assume that YOUR GUILTY UNTILL PROVEN INNOCENT.

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Nov 11, 2010

    cindyjleedom2...There is a difference is discipline and abusing your child. A bloody nose and swollen lip is abuse! No question about it! I was spanked and agree with spanking as a form of discipline, when necessary. However, hitting your child with your fist is NOT discipline! Good luck with your argument on that one.

  • Killian Nov 11, 2010

    cindyjleedom2 -- Well, if you can give a kid a bloody nose AND a busted lip in one shot, then you've got one heck of a punch. That normally takes more than one. There is another poster who knows the child in question who used the number 13 as her age, but even still, the article clearly says "under 16." Are you seriously asserting that punching a child is acceptable discipline?

  • TheChampion Nov 11, 2010

    AND by the way cindy, a bloody nose and a swollen lip is getting hit multiple times. Thanks for your input anyway.

  • TheChampion Nov 11, 2010

    1) I KNOW these people...thank you so no judgement here. And I know the WHOLE story trust me. I was literally right there when everything happened. Maybe you should have read my other comment. 2) I take boxing classes and have since I was 12...why? Are you about to judge me not knowing me? What does my screen name have to do with anything cindyjleedom2?

  • cindyjleedom2 Nov 11, 2010

    TheChampion.... 1) read just the article here says nothing about the child being 13. 2) didnt read that she repeatedly punched the minor. 3) STOP JUDGING...just wondering how you come up with TheChampion???

  • TheChampion Nov 11, 2010

    cindyjleedom....knocked down to the level she belongs on...really? She's a 13 year old child who got punched in the face at least 3 times by a grown adult. Exactly...don't know the whole story don't judge.

  • Killian Nov 11, 2010

    I raised 3 amazing kids without the need to hit them. I don't need violence to solve my problems, or to "teach" my children respect or compliance. Like kikinc said, there are plenty of other ways. All 3 of them graduated high school and started college at 16, have 3.6 or above averages, and have won citizenship and leadership awards. They are not spoiled brats, and I am by no means permissive. But there is never a need to turn into a bully and hit your child.

  • cindyjleedom2 Nov 11, 2010

    Does matter if you discipline your child or not nowadays. If you dont discipline your child people think your a bad parent when your teen gets out of controll. If you do dicipline your child people yell CHILD ABUSE. To bad you have too many people butting into your parnets skills. ALL CHILDREN ARE NOT EQUAL. Funny how those who really abuse there children dont usually get punished. ITS A NO WIN SITUATION. Give parents back the right to discipline our children and maybe we wont have so many bad young adults. Speaking from experience that girl may have needed to be knocked back down to the lvl she belongs on. Dont know the WHOLE STORY DONT JUDGE.