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Woman who reported child assaulted during robbery arrested for filing false police report

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Ruffin has been arrested and is now being housed at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center. Ruffin has been arrested and is now being housed at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.

On Monday, March 25, Karsen Ruffin told police she had her baby Kayden with her when she went to meet with friends of a woman she knew to sell an Apple iPad that she had listed on Craigslist. 

She says one of the men took the iPad and drove off.  She and the acquaintance later met another man at the parking lot of Dollar General on North Goose Creek Boulevard where that man demanded money. She told police that she told the man she only had $10 and she wasn't going to give it to him.  

According to her statements in the police report, that man then walked around to the child who was in a car seat where he hit the child with a pistol, taunted Ruffin, laughed, and then hit the baby again with the gun.

Ruffin told News 2 that she noticed blood on the child, that the child had a seizure, blacked out and woke up two hours later at a hospital.

Here's what Goose Creek Police are saying now:

According to the new police report, police noticed discrepancies in Ruffin's story and her acquaintance's story.  Ruffin's acquaintance told police that it was a simple robbery, that the man who took the iPad never showed a weapon and never struck the child.  She told police that Ruffin made up the story in order to heighten police response.  

On Wednesday, police say Ruffin confessed that she lied.  She confirmed that it was a simple robbery, that there was no weapon involved and that her child was never harmed.  She also told authorities that she had stolen the iPad a few days before, from a client while working as an escort.  

Ruffin has been arrested and is now being housed at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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