On November 17 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a local elementary school in reference to a complaint of cruelty to a juvenile. During the investigation detectives observed open cuts and bruises on the 11 year old boy’s legs, back and arms. The child advised detectives that a family member, Lien N. Frick, 47, Lake Charles, has slapped him in the head with an open hand and whipped him with a plastic coat hanger. Several days later detectives spoke with Frick who admitted to whipping the child with a plastic coat hanger.
After further investigation the case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office and on January 3 the District Attorney’s Office accepted charges. On January 10 detectives issued a warrant for Frick’s arrest signed by Judge Robert Wyatt signed in the amount of $1,500. Frick was notified by detectives of her active warrant and on January 22 she turned herself in to CPSO. She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to a juvenile. She was released on bond later the same day.
CPSO Detective Monte Gentry is the lead investigator on this case.