Morgantown foster care provider charged with felony abuse

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A foster parent faces felony abuse charges. A West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children unit investigation led to the arrest of a Morgantown woman.

According to Sgt. Adam Scott, Kristina Singleton, 43, injured a 7-year-old girl living in Singleton’s foster care home.

Scott received findings of a WV DHHR Institutional Investigation Unit report after Singleton’s foster home was investigated for abuse.

The girl had severe, belt shaped, bruising on her rib cage and legs.

Children in Singleton’s home told investigators she used belts, hands, flyswatters and plastics, wood and metal spoons to hit the children as punishment and that the victim was most severely punished.

Singleton initially denied the abuse before Scott said she admitted to physically disciplining children but not causing injuries. She was charged with one felony count of child abuse resulting in injury.