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Schenectady woman accused of striking child

Schenectady woman accused of striking child

A city woman stands accused of striking a 5-year-old girl and causing injury, authorities said.

A city woman stands accused of striking a 5-year-old girl and causing injury, authorities said.

Jawana Swing, 30, of Close Street, faces one count of second-degree assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

She is accused of striking the child in the face Friday, causing the girl to suffer multiple cuts to her lip, according to papers filed in court.

The felony charge relates to Swing being more than 18 years old and the girl being younger than 7.

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