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Deputies: Canandaigua woman struck child, left bruises

A Canandaigua resident was arrested on child endangerment charges following an investigation over the weekend in Ontario County.

Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports that Areatha L. Backus, 41, of Canandaigua was charged with endangering the welfare of a child following a joint-investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and Ontario County Child Protective Services.

Investigators say they determined that Backus struck a child leaving bruises. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

The charges will be answered at a later date in Canandaigua Town Court.