Suspect Out on Bond in Child Beating Case

A 30-year-old Montgomery woman is charged with 3rd degree assault for injuring a four-year child with a leather belt.

Investigators have charged Candi Brooks with assault.

Police say the boy's mother left the child and another six year old in Brooks' care last Friday night.

Police tell WSFA 12 News when the mother returned she found the four year old with bruise marks on his face and back.

Both children reportedly told investigators Brooks hit the child with the belt because of something he said.

Brooks is out of jail on bond.