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Princeton mom is charged with child abuse after Facebook video post

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WELCH, WV (WVVA) A Mercer County mom is arrested on a child abuse charge after a cell phone video is posted on Facebook showing her mistreating her son.

Adrianne Marie Allen, 23, of Princeton, WV is currently being held in the McDowell County Holding Facility on $5,000 bond. She is charged with one count of child abuse creating risk of injury.

Officer R. E. Harman with the Welch Police says the abuse took place outside a doctor's office on Virginia Avenue in Welch on Tuesday. According to court documents, Officer Harman saw a video of Allen grabbing her 4-year-old son by the arm, jerking him up in the air, and slapping him one time in the face. She also spanked the child in public view and at one point in the video is seen "with a closed fist like she was going to punch him." Harman says the video shows Allen hit her son again "across the right ear, eye, and cheek so hard you can hear it on the video across the parking lot."

Harman says Trooper Dunn and Trooper Boothe with the West Virginia State Police assisted in the investigation. 

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