Hamilton County woman will appear in court for child abuse

DELHI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A local woman who is accused of torturing two children will appear in court today.

Melody Clayton, 41, was arrested last November on allegations of her torturing the children in her Delhi Township home.

According to court documents, Clayton burned a 12-year-old boy multiple times on his head, face and nose with a cigarette. The boy also had broken teeth and a cut on his head.

Authorities also say that Clayton broke several bones in a 17-month-old girl. The baby had cigarette burns on her foot and a cut on her head.

Clayton is charged with two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children.

Clayton's bond is set at $60,000.

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