Boy, 7, calls police after mother orders sister to strip naked over bad gradeBy Mason White 3:10 PM December 22, 2013
|Congie Lolita Mack|
By: David Ross
A woman ordered her daughter to strip naked and beat her over a bad school grade.
The mother, Congie Lolita Mack, 39, of Gainesville, Florida, was charged with child cruelty after she allegedly choked and beat her daughter after she got a “D” on her School Progress Report.
An officer of the Alachua County Sheriff responded to a 911 call hang up.
When police arrived, Mack said her 7-year-old son accidentally dialed 911.
However, deputies noticed that the woman’s 14-year-old daughter was visibly upset, according to the arrest report.
Deputies spoke to the child who called 911, and to the 14-year-old girl.
Mack’s daughter told the deputy that her mother made her take her clothes off and lie face down on her bed, so that her mother can “whoop her” for receiving a “D” on her status report, according to the police report.
When the girl tried to stand up, her mother pushed, choked and punched her in the mouth, according to the deputy.
The responding officer found that the victim had a cut on her lip.
Mack’s 7-year-old son told police a similar story, but said his sister was placed in a headlock and was not choked.
According to the report, the mother admitted to pushing her daughter, but denied choking or hitting her, and said she has acted in self-defense.
Mack was placed under arrest and charged with one count of cruelty to a child, a third degree felony.