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Police say Ohio dad beat girl over alphabet lesson

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM
Updated: Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Ohio, alphabet, beating, kindergartner, Christopher D. Curry, felonious assault, child endangering, domestic violence, Summit County jail, WBRZ

AKRON, Ohio - 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 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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