Foster mom forced child to wear electric dog collar, police say

A South Carolina woman is facing a child neglect charge after police say she forced her foster child to wear an electric dog collar.

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According to The Associated Press, Deborah Ann Jarrell, 61, of Myrtle Beach, also is accused of striking the 6-year-old "with a spoon-like object." Horry County police said the child detailed the alleged abuse, which occurred "between January and July," in an interview with a children's advocacy organization in October, the AP reported.

Jarrell was arrested Wednesday and released Thursday on $2,500 bail, according to jail records.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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