TV star faces domestic battery charges

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 21:41 PM IST

Indiana: Prosecutors in central Indiana have filed felony domestic battery and child neglect charges against a star of the MTV reality show `Teen Mom`.

Anderson police began investigating 20-year-old Amber Portwood after a September episode showed her slapping, choking and kicking the 24-year-old father of her daughter.

Portwood was arrested Monday and jailed under a 24-hour hold until Tuesday afternoon.

Detective Mitch Carroll tells The Herald Bulletin that the child neglect charges stem from Portwood`s then-1-year-old daughter being present during two filmed instances of domestic violence.

The Associated Press left a telephone message seeking comment Tuesday at the office of Portwood`s attorney Robert Schembs.

Anne Houseworth of the Indiana Department of Child Services said dozens of viewers called the state`s child abuse hotline to report Portwood`s outbursts.

Bureau Report