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Georgia man arrested for allegedly punching, slapping daughter after her loss at wrestling event

via Hall County
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A man from Georgia was arrested for assaulting his daughter at a middle school wrestling match.

Steven Mathue Slaton, 38, allegedly became angry when his daughter lost her match and physically assaulted her. “He allegedly punched the girl in the back, slapped her in the face, and then picked her up by her ears, lifting the girl over his head,” according to witnesses.

Slaton was charged with first-degree cruelty to children and posted bail.

“According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, they were called to Cherokee Bluff Middle School just after 2 p.m. Jan. 20 to investigate a report of a man punching and slapping a female child,” the report found.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that 38-year-old Steven Mathue Slaton from Commerce became angry with his daughter after she failed to win a wrestling match being hosted at the school,” the report added.

Fortunately, the child was not injured.

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