A Round Lake Beach woman, who was out on bond for hitting and injuring her child, has been arrested again for allegedly punching one of her other children, prosecutors said.
Jennifer C. Simpson, 28, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with one count of domestic battery causing bodily harm.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said one of Simpson’s children, a 10-year-old child, arrived at school on December 15.
The teacher observed the child upset and crying with possible blood droplets on his nose and clothing.
The child told the principal that his mother became angry at him prior to school and punched him in the face, DeRosa said.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Department of Children and Family Services were contacted.
An interview at the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center was then conducted, DeRosa said.
Officers arrested Simpson and Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered her held on a $100,000 bond.
Court records show Simpson was charged in August with one count of aggravated battery to a child, a Class 3 felony, and one count of domestic battery physical contact.
Prosecutors said at the time of that arrest that the victim was Simpson’s 9-year-old son, which is a different child from the latest incident.
Simpson allegedly used a leather belt to hit the 9-year-old child eight or nine times with the belt, prosecutors said.
The child was hit in the buttocks, face and arm.
The child had a visible mark on his cheek that was “L” shaped and slightly swollen, prosecutors said. He also had slight redness on his forearm.
Simpson was released from custody following that incident after posting 10% of a $5,000 bond.
Simpson, who remains held in the Lake County Jail for her latest case, is scheduled to appear in court again on January 5.