A Hardin County mother has been arrested and charged with abuse of her son, according to an arrest citation.

Heather Roberts, 28, was arrested Wednesday about two months after she allegedly hit her son.

Kentucky State Police and Hardin County Child Protective Services were called to a location to assist in a possible child abuse investigation, according to Roberts’ arrest warrant. Upon arrival, police met with a 5-year-old boy who had two black eyes.

CPS received the complaint from school teachers, the arrest warrant read. When they asked what happened, the child said his mother hit him and told him not tell anyone else or she would go to jail.

Upon Roberts return home, she was interviewed. Roberts said she was giving her son a bath Aug. 19 to get him ready for bed and in doing so, he started yelling and screaming in her face and then she “popped” him in the mouth. She said on the morning of Aug. 20, when she woke him for school, she saw a scratch underneath his eye and thought she did that to him by accident with her long nails.

The injuries to her son’s eyes were not scratches, but apparent bruises, according to the citation.

Roberts’ address is listed as Elizabethtown according to jail records, but Radcliff on the arrest warrant.

Roberts was booked Wednesday into the Hardin County Detention Center. Bond was set at $5,000 cash. She is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. today in Hardin District Court.

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