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DECATUR — Police said a Decatur woman was arrested after she whipped her 17-year-old daughter with a belt, leaving welts and bruises on the teen after becoming angry with her. 

The 37-year-old woman is facing a preliminary charge of domestic battery, which is subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

A sworn affidavit said police were contacted by the girl's school on Tuesday after a social worker noticed the injuries. Police spoke with the teen, who told officers her mother became angry with her after coming home from work on May 7 and finding her in bed with her boyfriend. She said her mother hit her with a belt, leaving bruising and marks that she showed to police, the affidavit said.

She told police in the affidavit that her mother made her stay home for two days to try to let the injuries heal. A detective noted "belt-like outline marks on both arms and bruising on both arms."

The mother was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Macon County Jail. She was released on $5,000 bail and ordered to not have any contact with her daughter without approval from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. 


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