A 14-year-old Florida girl was slapped, kicked and choked, and then forced to take off her clothes so she could be beaten by belts after she was suspended from school, police said.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested three women in a graphic report of child discipline.
Police responded to the house Friday after a passerby saw the women chase the girl outside their Deltona home. When police arrived the girl was only wearing her bra and panties and was severely beaten, authorities said.
The victim was treated at a hospital for multiple cuts and welts and was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families, police said.
Ishiyah McGhee, 30, and Janine McGhee, 39, and Moriyah McGhee, 32, were charged with child abuse with intent to cause bodily harm. Ishiyah and Janine were holding belts and breathing heavily when officers arrived, police said.
The three suspects were taken to Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach and have since been released, according to the department’s website. Ishiyah and Moriyah created unusual mug shots, as they were smiling when police took their pictures.
Police did not release the relationships of the suspects and the victim. The women went to the girl’s school Friday morning for a meeting about the girl’s suspension, police said.
After the meeting the discipline began.
They allegedly began beating the child in the parking lot as they took her away from the school. The women slapped the victim, shoved her against cars and choked her by grabbing her necklace, police said.
When they arrived at the house the girl jumped out the car and ran away when the three suspects began chasing her. They dragged her by to the house by her sweatshirt — choking her with the hood, police said.
The incident got more violent as Janine McGhee demanded to fight the girl. The suspects then took off her clothes and began kicking, punching and beating the victim until police arrived, authorities said.