30-year-old Korie Kellog, who lives in the Chicago area, allegedly hit a 10-year-old boy with a belt between 15 and 20 times on April 3. The single charged of aggravated battery on a child leveled against her on Thursday is a class 3 felony punishable by 2 to 5 years in jail.
It was not immediately clear whether the victim was Eddy Curry III, also 10, the son Kellogg had while married to Curry. Kellogg married the then-high school basketball prodigy on Valentine's Day in 2001, but Curry filed for divorce that August following the NBA draft that landed him with the Chicago Bulls.
According to Patch, when teachers asked the boy about the marks of his body, he told them he had been "whooped."
Kellog said prosecutor's allegations weren't "accurate" but did not have a chance to elaborate.
Curry's personal life has been plagued with troubles. In 2007, he and his family were robbed at gunpoint in their home in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
In 2009, Nova Henry, Curry's former girlfriend and the mother of two of his six children was murdered in her Chicago apartment along with their 9-month-old daughter. Their 3-year-old son witnessed the slayings, for which the girlfriend's attorney was charged.
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