24/03/2011 10:31 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Mum Jailed For 'Pinching And Scratching' Babies

A 45-year-old mum of three has been jailed in the US for befriending women then PINCHING and SCRATCHING their children.

The judge said doctors had no idea WHY former estate agent Lisa Hench attacked the eight babies and toddlers, but have ordered her to undergo mental health treatment whilst imprisoned.

She will serve her two year sentance in San Diego County jail after pleading guilty to harming the children.

Her lawyers claimed she needed 'help' rather than jail. Hench reportedly apologised to the mothers.