Catoosa Child Cruelty Suspect’s Statement


December 3, 2014

Adam C. Cathey
Attorney at Law
901 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
John Robert Wiggins
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 790
Ringgold, GA 30736

Statement of Dr. and Ms. Henry Baughman

This release is being written in response to recent media reports regarding our clients, Dr. Henry Baughman and his wife, Ms. Christine Baughman:

On November 25, 2014, Dr. and Ms. Baughman were contacted by Catoosa County child protection and law enforcement authorities. At that time, Dr. and Ms. Baughman were informed of allegations having been made by an unknown third party regarding their son. Notwithstanding their full compliance with the investigation, Ms. Baughman was hastily arrested at 10:00 p.m. that evening. While the charges made against Ms. Baughman appear very serious, she wants to assure the community that she is innocent of these allegations that have been made against her.

The Baughman family remains supportive of their wife and mother during this very stressful time. They trust that as more light is cast upon this situation, her innocence will become apparent. With that in mind, however, the Baughmans understand that there is a process that must be followed in order to ensure the safety of all involved. They remain committed to working with local authorities to resolve this situation.

As these matters will pose challenges for the Baughman family for the indefinite future, they desire the continued trust of the local community which they have enjoyed for nearly 15 years.

Dr. and Ms. Baughman will not respond personally to any media inquiries at this time. All questions may be directed to their respective counsel: Adam C. Cathey on behalf of Christine Baughman and John Robert Wiggins on behalf of Dr. Henry Baughman.

Original Story:

Ringgold, GA (WDEF) Catoosa County deputies arrest Christine Baughman for first degree cruelty to children.

Officials say she physically and emotionally abused a child.

A GBI report says the child had visible signs of abuse.
It’s unclear if Baughman is the child’s mother.

Categories: Catoosa County, Crime, Local News

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