Couple Pleads Not Guilty To Abuse

A Corbin couple accused of child abuse pleads not guilty in court.

Mark Rutherford and Rosa Johnson are charged with criminal abuse.

Police say Johnson allowed Rutherford to beat her four year old daughter.

Rutherford told us its all a misunderstanding and he only spanked her a little too hard.

Police say the girl had bruises and marks that weren't from a simple spanking.

The child is now in protective services.