Seattle woman charged with abusing her young children

SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors say a 26-year-old Seattle woman has been charged in connection with the prolonged physical abuse of three of her children, who were removed from her home and placed in protective custody a year ago and only recently disclosed the abuse. The Seattle Times reports Moriah Connor was arrested earlier this month and has since been charged with first-degree assault on a child, two counts of second-degree assault on a child and witness tampering, accused of repeatedly telling the children to lie about how they received their injuries, charging papers say. She remains jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if she has a lawyer.