LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A Lexington woman is accused of abusing her children, according to Davidson County Sheriff's Office. 

The sheriff's office says it received a referral of child abuse from DSS, Child Protective Services on March 3. The referral alleged that a woman was physically and verbally abusing her children at her home on Barrett Drive. 

The woman was arrested and charged with Assault by Strangulation, Assault on a Child Under 12, and Misdemeanor Child Abuse. She was placed in jail under $25,000 bond.