Tahlequah mother arrested for abuse

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Updated: 5/03/2012 10:17 pm Published: 5/03/2012 3:40 pm

A Tahlequah mother faces child abuse charges for allegedly burning her 15 month old child.

The child was taken to the hospital on April 26th and hospital staff found burns on the inside of the thighs, arms and possibly on the shoulder. Workers called law enforcement and DHS.

Court records reveal disturbing details. The investigator noted, "This child had suffered several bone fractures and burns to the groins and genital area. These bone fractures were in varying stages of healing from about 12 weeks prior to the present."

Douglas Dry, Assistant District attorney in Cherokee County says far too often these cries go unheard.

"I think your heart goes out for any children," Dry told FOX23.

Especially ones like this little boy who for weeks suffered through severe pain. The investigator goes on to say, "I then observed I.G.'s shoulder. It was slack and had an obvious deformity that was impossible to not notice. The child visually appeared to be in agony."

"Our heart goes out for any of these children. That's our job is to try to protect them as best we can," said Dry.

They started with removing the child from the home after the mother 19- year-old Jodi Rock admitted she burned her child telling investigators

"She was straightening her hair and that she touched her hand to the iron. She then said she took and closed the iron on the child's private parts."

"As human beings we are all most vulnerable people as children," the assistant District Attorney said.

The mother was arrested and faces one count of child abuse.
Rock’s bond is set at $200,000.

If you suspect a child is being abused call the department of human services at 1-800-522-3511.

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watchdog11 - 5/4/2012 11:00 PM
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Ignorant slutty cow, she needs to be beaten to within an inch of her sorry life and staked out in the public square with a sign that says "this is what happens to people who abuse children". Makes me so angry, I want to find her and tear her face off.

MikeInBA - 5/4/2012 10:18 AM
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there is this little gem from her FB account: "tha name iz jodi an i liv n a gay ass twn i lyk 2 kikk it wit da homies n go chill n i lyk 2 hng owt wit da ppl dat matta da most 2 me so dnt [censored by commenter] wit em i lyk 2 hav a gud tyme n im a rly fun person once u gt 2 knw me so if u wnt 2 knw more jus hit me up o yea i had a bby boi he means da world 2 me i love u son"

MikeInBA - 5/4/2012 10:17 AM
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from her facebook: "tha name iz jodi an i liv n a gay ass twn i lyk 2 kikk it wit da homies n go chill n i lyk 2 hng owt wit da ppl dat matta da most 2 me so dnt [censored by commenter] wit em i lyk 2 hav a gud tyme n im a rly fun person once u gt 2 knw me so if u wnt 2 knw more jus hit me up o yea i had a bby boi he means da world 2 me i love u son"

clindsey1959 - 5/4/2012 9:03 AM
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Guys, I heard more in this story this morning and I am absolutely sick to my stomach. I don't feel like my tax dollars should be wasted on this trash to put her in an airconditioned facility where she get free room and board, airconditioning, which a lot of us are having to monitor because we PAY OUR OWN BILLS! I am so serious, I would volunteer to overhaul the prison system in the state of Oklahoma, with the assistance of a couple of good, honest accountants, a couple of attorneys and my old advisor from college, who was the exwarden from McAlester. Cable television would be gone, you would work every day or you wouldn't eat and people like this woman and many others that are already in prison would think twice about being a repeat offender! People like this, I mean get real, SHE BURNED THIS BABY WITH A FLAT IRON and he had 3 BROKEN RIBS, deserve nothing better than what they gave. I am a Christian and I know the Bible says "Vengence is mine saieth the Lord" and I do believe God has a special punishment for those who injure children and handicapped, but while they are still on this earth, I believe I could find enough physical labor for them to do they would not have time to think! I am certain because I state I am a Christian people will want to address and comment on whether or not they think I am or not, but guess what, I DON'T CARE! I go to bed every night thanking God for the miracles He has blessed me with that day and I wake up praising His name for another opportunity to make a difference. I will pray for this woman, her precious child and all the others out there that haven't been caught yet and know that ultimately God is mine and their judge and I sleepm well at night!

watchdog11 - 5/4/2012 2:27 AM
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Good Lord, what a piece of sorry scum this b**ch is, I hope she goes to jail and is put into the cell with the meanest old bull d*k* possible who beats her every day for however long she is in jail. This crap has to stop, these are innocent little children, babies, what the hell is wrong with people these days? Could we just inject these a**hole child abusers with something and make them go away?

Vaughni - 5/3/2012 7:40 PM
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@clindsey1959...Something like this DOES tend to get under a decent person's skin, and it is SO common in our society. You were very angry when you read this artical, and you had ALL right to be..so please don't be sorry for speaking how you feel and what you think. It's far better than NOT saying anything at all. And I agree w/ motomom1210 in that this individual looks like under the influence of..SOMETHING. And yes, Jess..it makes me and alot of people sick, but unfortunately-people such as this individual does exist. And actually DjandDreasmom..this heffer needs to be BETWEEN the walls of this jail.

clindsey1959 - 5/3/2012 6:57 PM
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Is there any legal way to sterilize all these people that are convicted of child abuse? I know this is going to probably stir up a fire and for that, I am sorry, because if we really want to protect these children, we not only have to consider what is in the child's best interest but we also need to make sure these people can't have anymore to abuse!

motomom1210 - 5/3/2012 5:53 PM
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Well she looks like she is under the influence of some kind of substance. Geez. Poor baby didn't ask to have a mother and life like this.

DONTtouchme - 5/3/2012 5:14 PM
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this makes me sick..

DjandDreasmom - 5/3/2012 4:09 PM
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This heffer belongs under the jail. Really you burn a innocent child...this is a sick world we're living in.
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