On April 24, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a local elementary school after receiving a complaint from school officials regarding Nicole M. Henning, 29, 2409 Elm Street, Lake Charles, physical abusing a 7 year old family member who is a student at the school.
Deputies learned Henning struck the victim with her hand, causing large bruises and red marks to the right side of his face. Deputies also observed multiple bruises on the left side of the victim’s face, head, arm, neck and ear.
When questioned by detectives, Henning confirmed she struck the victim on the right side of the face. She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1 count of cruelty to a juvenile.
The victim was removed from the home and placed with family members.
Judge David Ritchie set her bond at $25,000.
CPSO Detective Shannon Chesson is the lead investigator on this case.