Oakwood woman arrested after refusing medical help for injured child

- An Oakwood woman has been charged after, police say, she refused to seek medical attention for a juvenile who had a broken arm.

Cathy Denise Heavener, 56, is charged with cruelty to children in the first degree.

On June 30, Oakwood police say Heavener called 911 to inquire about what she needed to do about the injury of a child. During the call, she told the dispatcher not to send an ambulance to her Timberhills Drive residence, police said.

An officer was dispatched to the home anyway and, hours later, the child was taken to the children’s hospital, where the broken bones were confirmed.

Police also said there were several inconsistencies between Heavener’s version of what happened and the stories from the doctors and 911 tapes.

During the investigation, police say Heavener told the officer she was a "Teacher of the Year" recipient and that she worked with children often.

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