A Port Charlotte woman was arrested on a child cruelty charge on Saturday after she allegedly hit a child with a hammer, according to a police report.

Taaliba Kamila Portillo-Perez, 42, was arrested by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of cruelty toward child/ aggravated battery on a child.

Taaliba Kamila Portillo-Perez

Taaliba Kamila Portillo-Perez

Deputies responded to a Port Charlotte home on Friday night after an anonymous caller reported the alleged incident.

Police said that the child’s injuries were consistent with being struck by the end of a hammer.

Portillo-Perez was booked into the Charlotte County Jail, where she posted a $30,000 bond.

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