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Pine Belt woman arrested for abuse of a newborn

Quentasha Portis (Image courtesy of the Hattiesburg Police Department)

Hattiesburg Police were contacted Monday regarding the welfare of a newborn.

Shortly after receiving the information, 19-year-old Quentasha Portis was taken into custody at a Hattiesburg residence.

Portis is charged with one count of felony child abuse-causing serious bodily harm intentionally, of a three-week-old. The newborn, as well as a two-year-old, were turned over to other family members with the help of Child Protective Services

Portis is being held in the Forrest County Jail.  The investigation is ongoing.

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