Marietta mother jailed for allegedly beating 4-year-old son with belt

A Marietta mother is in jail after officers accused her of beating her 4-year-old son with a belt.

Andrea Mendez was arrested Saturday on a charge of child cruelty, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant said that Mendez hit her son with a leather belt and left three semi-circle bruises on his legs and thighs, including one scabbed bruise that had broken skin.

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Medical staff at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite treated the boy Oct. 18.

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Mendez remains in jail on a bond of $27,720, according to jail records.

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