Pinellas Park woman accused of twisting boy's nipple, biting, po - WFLA News Channel 8

Pinellas Park woman accused of twisting boy's nipple, biting, poking him with BBQ fork

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A Pinellas Park woman is charged with child abuse after police say she bit a 7-year-old boy, twisted his nipple and poked him with a barbecue fork.

Pinellas Park Police say on Sunday Elena Marie Degelormo, 58, was intoxicated while grilling dinner in the backyard of her home on 69th Way North.

Degelormo was caring for five children, ages 7 to 13, at the time. Police say the kids were playing in the pool.

Investigators say Degelormo became angry about something and slapped a neighbor's child. Then Degelormo poked one of the children with a barbecue fork and scratched the child's shoulder.

Children told police that Degelormo twisted the child's nipple area causing it to turn red and also bit him on his arm.

Police arrested Degelormo on one count of child abuse. The children were released to a relative and the Department of Children and Families was notified.

Degelormo was released after posting $2,500 bond.

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