Mother pours gasoline on 14-year-old daughter and ignites cigarette lighter for sending nude photos to men


Gasoline pump (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother who was angry that her teenage daughter sent nude photos to men, poured gasoline on her child and tried to set her on fire, according to police in Washington.

Seattle police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Lisa Kyles, after being accused of beating her 14-year-old daughter for three hours.

Kyles has been charged with attempted first-degree assault and felony harassment. She was booked into the King County Jail, and her bail has been set at $150,000.

According to the police investigation, after the girl came home from school with a bad grade, her 22-year-old brother got upset and punched her in the head about 20 times.

When he went to work later that day, he ordered his mother to take care of the girl. Kyles allegedly hit her daughter with a tire iron, and whipped her with a phone charger and jumper cables.

She then poured gasoline on her daughter and ignited a cigarette lighter. The girl managed to escape and asked a neighbor for help.

The neighbor kept the girl in the apartment until police arrived at the scene. Kyles told police that she had beaten her daughter because she had been exchanging naked pictures with men.

She also claimed that she had the right to discipline her daughter as she saw fit. The girl was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.