Boone woman arrested in child abuse case

A Boone woman has been arrested in connection to a possible case of child sex abuse, police said. 

Watauga County Dept. of Social Services notified the Boone Police Dept. about the possible abuse on Nov. 21, 2017. 

Following the investigation, Elizabeth Ann Sanders, 22, of Boone, was arrested and charged with one count of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. 

Sanders was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where she was assigned a January 30, 2018, court date in Watauga District Court and placed under a $350,000 secured bond.