A Wesley Chapel mother was arrested early Monday morning after beating her child with a belt, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.
Mayra Ivette Stewart, 39, 7932 Stoney Hill Drive, is charged with child abuse and domestic battery. She remains in the Land O’ Lakes jail with a $5,000 bond.
At 12:24 a.m. Monday, Stewart struck her child, whose age and sex were not released, several times with a leather belt, causing injury, according to an arrest report.
Stewart told deputies she struck the child and “got out of control,” deputies said. She continued with the beating even after being asked to stop, the report said.