Amber Portwood, star of "Teen Mom"

MTV "Teen Mom" star faces domestic battery charges

Amber Portwood is arrested for a September episode that showed her slapping and choking the father of her child


Associated Press
December 28, 2010 7:38PM (UTC)

Prosecutors in central Indiana have filed felony domestic battery and child neglect charges against a star of the MTV reality show "Teen Mom."

Anderson police began investigating 20-year-old Amber Portwood after a September episode showed her slapping, choking and kicking the 24-year-old father of her daughter.

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Portwood was arrested Monday and jailed under a 24-hour hold until Tuesday afternoon.

Detective Mitch Carroll tells The Herald Bulletin that the child neglect charges stem from Portwood's then-1-year-old daughter being present during two filmed instances of domestic violence.

The Associated Press left a telephone message seeking comment Tuesday at the office of Portwood's attorney Robert Schembs.

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Anne Houseworth of the Indiana Department of Child Services said dozens of viewers called the state's child abuse hotline to report Portwood's outbursts.

 


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