On Thursday afternoon, Sedalia Police responded to the 2400 block of East 10th Street for a child abuse report.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the reporting party and the child. The child had significant bruising from being slapped while at a child care provider..

The suspect, Chelsea M. Washington, 29, of Sedalia, was later located, arrested, and placed on a 24-hour hold.

A request for the charges of Abuse or Neglect of a Child are being requested against Washington.