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Police: Woman beat child for getting "D" on report card

2:41 PM, Dec 8, 2013   |    comments
Congie Lolita Mack
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A woman was charged with child cruelty after she allegedly choked and hit her daughter early Saturday morning for getting a "D" on her school progress report.

An Alachua County Sheriff's deputy responded to a 911 hang up call at the 2300 block of SW 70th Street around midnight. 

The resident of the home, Congie Lolita Mack, said her 7-year-old son accidentally dialed the number, but the deputy noticed that Mack's 14-year-old daughter was visibly upset, according to the arrest report.

Mack's daughter told the deputy her mother told her to lie face down on her bed a take her clothes off so she could "whoop her," for receiving a "D" on her progress report, according to the report. 

When she tried to get up, the daughter told police, her mother pushed, choked and struck her in the mouth. According to the deputy, the victim was cut on the inside of her lip. 

Mack's son told police a similar story, but said his sister was placed in a headlock, not choked. 

According to the report, the mother admitted to shoving her daughter, but denied choking or striking her daughter and claimed she acted in self defense. 

Mack, 39, was placed under arrested and charged with one count of cruelty toward a child, a third degree felony. 

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