Police: Woman hit, stomped on boy because he put dirty laundry in dryer

Marina Vega, Monroe County Jail booking photo

MONROE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — A Florida woman is charged with cruelty toward a child after investigators say she hit and stomped on an 8-year-old boy because he put dirty laundry in the dryer.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said it was notified about the case by the Department of Children and Families on April 21.

The boy told major crimes detectives that Marina Vega, age 27, hit him in the face and on the side. The boy said he was laying on the floor because it hurt and she stomped his stomach.

The boy told detectives she was wearing flip flops on her feet and he also said,  “Thank you God not normal shoes, because it would have hurt more.”

After the investigation was completed a warrant was issued for Vega’s arrest. On Wednesday, she was booked into jail on child cruelty charges. Authorities say Vega lives in Big Coppitt Key.

She is being held without bond.

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