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Wake Forest mom charged with abusing infant

Posted July 23, 2010
Updated July 26, 2010

— A 19-year-old Wake Forest mother has been charged with causing bone fractures in her 5-month-old infant's arms and legs.

An arrest warrant states that between Nov. 2 and Nov. 27, Jadine Elizabeth Sturgill, of 9001 Bud Smith Road, assaulted her infant. The baby suffered fractures in at least five bone fractures in both arms and legs.

Sturgill was charged Thursday with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury. She was released on a $10,000 secured bond.


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  • llsnyder1 Jul 23, 2010

    I have to agree with the responsibility statements. Kids today are not taught to take responsibility for themselves in any way. They don't have to face any consequences for their behavior because some goof-ball psychologist decided it would hurt their little psyche, so there is no discipline and no common sense. She didn't take responsibility for her sexual behavior and when the result arrived, she resented being forced to deal with it. That baby should be out of there and in a good foster home before any more harm is done. And the mother should be facing real criminal charges, not being pitied.

  • Mr. Sensible Jul 23, 2010

    Can't we turn off the baby making devices till they get old enough to really decide if they want kids or not??????? GEE WHIZ. MANDATORY BIRTH CONTROL.

  • opinion2010 Jul 23, 2010

    Gork.. Yes the grandparents "ought" to be in the picture but it not for us to judge them since we do not know the circumstances. They could be trying to establish a relationship with an estranged daughter.. they could be the ones who notified the police.

    Bill0.. I agree.. years ago women had children way earlier in life. I think that back then society's morals were higher and stronger and responsibility was greater for people at 19 years of age.. we have morphed into a society that believes that unless you are over 30, you're a child. People were taught responsibility back then unlike today. However, with that said... back then you could beat the you know what out of your kids and it wasn't considered child abuse. Even when I was a child, the discipline I received nowadays would border on abuse.. then it was the norm... you got whipped and even the prinicpal's in the school system were allowed to paddle. A lot has changed since then........

  • Whatever Geez Jul 23, 2010

    She's 19, she's not ready to be a mother yet.

    Ya think? It doesnt matter how old they are.....she just isn't a mother whether shes 15 or 32

  • Whatever Geez Jul 23, 2010

    Poo: I would think if law enforcement was suspecting someone and conducting an investigation into child abuse charges, they would not put the child back in a possibly dangerous situation again...especially a child so young.

    Law Enforcement are not the ones who put them back with the moms...geez.

  • bill0 Jul 23, 2010

    I don't buy the "babies having babies" argument. 50 years ago, it was common and acceptable to have 19 year old mothers. 200 years ago, that would have been considered "old" to have your first child. This isn't an age problem, it is a responsibility problem.

  • yesIamapirate Jul 23, 2010

    10,000 dollar bond? Really?

  • jaecee452 Jul 23, 2010

    Gork-The mother's parents (the grandparents) should be arrested too...

    And why should the parents be arrested? I agree with JAT, the parents may not be in the picture...they could be deceased or in another state, city or town...or they could be estranged...

    So Gork, does this mean your parents should be responsible for the lack of responsibilities and unlawful things you have done during your lifetime?

  • Gork Jul 23, 2010

    JAT - what you cite as possible excuses for the grandparents are problems too. They ought to be "in touch".

  • JAT Jul 23, 2010

    is there any proof that the grandparents knew about the abuse? Gork, it's possible she's not even in touch w/them.