Mother Arrested in Child Abuse Incident

Posted on  01/06/2014 12:40 pm


  • 300 block North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Thursday, January 2, 2014, at approximately 1:47 a.m.


  • 1 year old female, Wilmington, Delaware


  • Rhiannon Watson, 31, 500 block Springer Street, Wilmington, Delaware


Photo of Rhiannon WatsonA Wilmington woman was arrested after she threw her one year old child down the steps early Thursday morning.

On Thursday, January 2 at approximately 1:47 a.m., uniformed officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of North Franklin Street after receiving a 911 call reporting an injured child. An investigation determined that Rhiannon Watson became angry when her one-year-old daughter would not stop crying. Watson punched the victim in the mouth and then threw the victim down the stairs. The victim sustained facial injuries and was transported to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in stable condition.

Watson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released after posting $13,000 unsecured bond.