Mother, boyfriend charged with beating 5 year old

A Lancaster County mother and her boyfriend face charges in the severe beating of the woman’s five year old daughter.  Tori Marie Conner, 21 and James Madison Copenhaver, both of Londonderry Township were arraigned this morning.

The abuse allegedly happened between June 20 and June 27 at the couple’s home just outside of Elizabethtown. Investigators say the child suffered multiple bruises on her buttocks and that the couple used a wooden paddle.

Charges against the couple include Aggravated Assault and Endangering Welfare of Children. Following arraignment Copenhaver and Conner were released on $50,000 unsecured bail each.