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Oxford mother charged with child abuse

Michaela Lay | Photo: Oxford PD

The investigation led to the arrest of Michaela Lay, 19, on October 30.

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 10:12 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - An Oxford woman has been charged with child abuse.

On October 11, Oxford police received a report of possible child abuse.

The investigation led to the arrest of Michaela Lay, 19, on October 30.

Police say they worked the case with DHS after a complaint was filed claiming Lay exposed a child to a controlled substance.

Major Jeff McCutchen with the Oxford Police Department says investigators were able to confirm the report.

He says Lay is the mother of the child, and she’s charged with felony child abuse.

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