Fort Edward woman indicted on child abuse charges

Marissa Bickford Rice

FORT EDWARD -- A Washington County grand jury has indicted a Fort Edward woman on nine counts of child abuse.

Charges against Marissa Bickford Rice include reckless assault and endangerment.

Bickford Rice is charged with assaulting then-4-year-old Kaiden Starr Rice in a Fort Edward home last fall.

Police say when they found Kaiden, she was unresponsive and had serious head trauma. She was in the hospital for weeks.