The Ghanian woman identified as Aba Hagan, 40, was arrested on Thursday in Manchester and charged with cruelty to persons, third-degree assault, impairing the morals of/or endangering a child and disorderly conduct.
Officers were sent to a Rachel Road apartment at about 8 p.m. on a reported domestic dispute. There, they found a naked boy, whose age was redacted in the police report, who said Hagan had inserted ginger in his an*s, police said.
Hagan initially denied doing anything, but then said that her son “had messed up in school and she punished him,” the report says.
“Aba stated she had taken a piece of ginger and put it into (the victim’s) anus,” the report said. “I asked why she would do this,” Officer Daniel Roberts wrote, “and she stated this was a common punishment in her home country of Ghana, Africa.”
Medics evaluated the boy and took him to Manchester Memorial Hospital. A report of suspected child abuse or neglect was forwarded to the state Department of Children and Families, Daniels wrote.