Pass Christian foster parent arrested on child abuse


A foster parent on the Coast is now behind bars for allegedly abusing her six-year-old foster child.

Fifty-six year-old Charlene Hilliard of Pass Christian now faces two felony counts of child abuse. According to Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson, a complaint was filed by the child’s elementary school on April 10th.

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A school nurse says she saw signs of physical abuse on the child. Investigators say Hilliard physically abused the child on several occasions.

A search of the home and an interview with the child resulted in Hilliard’s arrest. She’s booked in the Harrison County Jail on a $150,000 bond.


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