RED BANK — A Leighton Avenue woman is in custody and charged with physically abusing her three children, according to police.
Police arrested Imelda Paz, 36, charging her with aggravated assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Lieutenant Eliot Ramos, a police spokesman.
Police began their investigation into Paz’s alleged actions on Jan. 27. At that time investigators suspected Paz had allegedly assaulted her biological children, boys ages 13 and 10 and an 8-year-old girl several times going back to 2007, according to the spokesman.
The alleged incidents occurred when Paz and the children were living in Long Branch and on Leighton Avenue.
On one occasion, police said Paz allegedly put the older boy in a plastic bag, tied his legs and threw him down a flight of stairs.
Police said Paz had allegedly done it to discipline her children.
The children are in the custody of their biological father and living in Red Bank, according to Ramos.
Paz was taken to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, in lieu of $185,000 bail, police said.
The investigation was conducted by Det. Joey Fields.