Cape mom accused of abusing son
A Cape Coral mother was charged with aggravated battery on a child Saturday, accused of abusing her juvenile son.
Michele Lee Guerra, 34, spent the night in the Lee County Jail and was released Sunday on $25,000 bond, according to jail booking records.
A telephone number or address for Guerra could not immediately be determined Monday.
Guerra’s son told Cape officers that Guerra was intoxicated and became physically abusive during an argument at about 2 a.m., punching him in the face and chest, hitting him with a broom and choking him, according to reports.
A younger sibling reportedly told police that he or she heard Guerra and her son fighting, but did not witness the fight.
The son suffered a black eye, red and purple marks on his neck, scratches on his arms and neck, and a welt on his upper back and complained of pain in his right hand, officers reported.
Guerra reportedly told police the fight began when her son would not listen to her and was out of control.
Guerra’s children were taken to their grandfather’s home temporarily, reports state.
The Department of Children and Families was contacted regarding the alleged abuse.