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Spring Lake woman charged with misdemeanor child abuse

Posted April 12, 2010 4:22 p.m. EDT

— A Cumberland County woman faces child abuse charges after a 3-year-old she was watching wandered away and was found beside a highway, Spring Lake police said Monday.

Moriah Corathers, 21, of 1513 Mack St. in Spring Lake, was charged with misdemeanor child abuse on April 6, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. She was released on bond the same day.

Spring Lake Police said they were called to Corathers’ home in reference to a missing 3-year-old child. Police said the child had wandered off and was found by a couple driving along a nearby highway.

The case was referred to the state Department of Social Services.