Police say Ohio dad beat girl over alphabet lesson

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 11:54 AM
Police say Ohio dad beat girl over alphabet lesson

Police in Ohio have accused a man of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework.

Akron police say the kindergartner was struggling to recognize the letter D on Tuesday when 39-year-old Christopher D. Curry became angry. According to police, he picked the girl up by the neck and struck her in the head repeatedly.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/tsYGfT) the child was treated at a hospital for bruises and cuts, including a left eye nearly swollen shut.

Curry has been charged with felonious assault, child endangering and domestic violence. He was being held in the Summit County jail with bond set at $100,000.

Jail officials say they don't know if he has an attorney, and none is listed in court records.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com