A 57-year-old Menomonee Falls woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly hitting her daughter with a shoe.
The woman was charged in the Waukesha County Circuit last week with one felony count of child abuse. She faces up to six years in imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Jan. 15, the woman’s 14-year-old daughter told a teacher at Hamilton High School that her mother had hit her several times with a shoe two days prior. The teacher saw numerous bruises on the girl, and reported the incident to social services. Police were dispatched to the high school shortly thereafter.
Police contacted the woman, and she said a 17-year-old boy from their church had been texting her daughter messages that were explicit in nature. When she saw the texts, she became upset and questioned her daughter about her relationships with boys, which made her even more upset.
The woman picked up a Vans brand tennis shoe from her daughter’s closet and began hitting her with the heel end of the shoe. The strikes caused bruising and welts on the girls arms and back. When the girl showed her mother the marks, she told police her mother said, “They would go away.”
The girl also told police her mother had struck her on the buttocks with a belt on previous occasions, but they didn’t leave any lasting marks.