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