Mother Charged With Biting Daughter

Deputies say a Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital Corpsman has been arrested and charged with assaulting her own child by biting her.

Bridgitte Westbrook was arrested Tuesday. She's accused of biting her five-year-old daughter on the bottom so hard it left an impression and a bruise for five days.

Westbrook is charged with assault on a child under 12 and misdemeanor child abuse.

Deputies say her defense was it is a cultural way to show affection.


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  • by Biggyo on Jan 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM
    I personally know this young lady, and her kids are her life. It must be more to this story than what the news are reporting. Ye without sin cast the first stone. A lot of us are casting stones, and are just as guilty in some form or fashion as she is. I Love you Ms Westbrook
  • by Candy Location: Jacksonville on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    Well I'm not believing the thing about her biting her childs buttocks is a sign of affection in anyway. Not tryin to give tmi but that is more like a sign of affection that lovers show in the bedroom :) personally I have 3 children and in no way would it even cross my mind to bite them so hard it would require medical attention or leave marks and definitely never on the rear end. To me seems like it falls under child abuse as well as some form of sexual abuse. Just my opinion though and everyone has one.
  • by Petey Pirate on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:54 PM
    You're fired.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    "A cultural way of showing affection".......wait for it.... Well then....BITE ME!!!
  • by ? on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:38 PM
    has anyone checked for rabies?
  • by Anonymous Location: beau on Jan 6, 2012 at 03:02 PM
    did the child bite her???????I mean thats a good way to teach your kids not to bite
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:38 PM in reply to
      Not to that extreme; there was a fine line that was crossed, if that is why she did it.
  • by Circumcised on Jan 6, 2012 at 02:48 PM
    In Africa, some tribes circumcise the women. They do this so women won't enjoy sex as much and therefore less apt to cheat. The operation is unsanitary & dangerous (20% die afterward), but if the young girls (under 15) don't agree to have it done, they are shunned by the tribe and have to live elsewhere. Culture & tradition is wonderful!
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:41 PM in reply to Circumcised
      And it does no good, as the men take as many wives/women as they want to. It's an excruciating procedure, usually done under unsanitary primitive conditions. It is just another method to control women.
  • by What ?? on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    How weird is this ?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:57 AM
    Avoid women that bite.
  • by patti Location: gvlle on Jan 6, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    the child needs to be taken away from this animal
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