Police: Ohio dad beat 5-year-old over alphabet

(CBS/AP) AKRON, Ohio - Police in Ohio accuse a man of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework.

Akron police said 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 that when officers were called to the home about 10:30 p.m. they found the girl screaming and crying.

The paper reports 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.

Summit County Children Services was contacted.

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

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  • by Claude Location: Ohio on Nov 11, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    What a maroon...
  • by Theresa Location: TN on Nov 11, 2011 at 03:32 PM
    He doesn't deserve his day in court! He is a danger to everyone. Lock him up for life.
  • by mary Location: tn. on Nov 11, 2011 at 03:02 PM
    Sounds like some one beat him in the head and knocked his brains loose, maybe while he is incarcerated he can spell Hello friend to the guy he is locked up with oh that's right they are protected and are not in general population-- ie child molesters or abusers.
  • by Mike G Location: Spring Hill, TN on Nov 11, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    Just kill the SOB and be done with it.


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