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Ohio man charged with beating child for struggling with alphabet

November 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An Ohio man has been charged with beating his daughter because she couldn't do her alphabet homework.

Christopher D. Curry, 39, of Akron, Ohio, allegedly beat his 5-year-old daughter for having trouble identifying the letter D on Tuesday.

Akron police said Curry picked up the girl by the neck and struck her in the head repeatedly.

The kindergartener was treated at the hospital for cuts, bruises and a left eye that was nearly swollen shut.

Curry faces charges of felonious assault, child endangering and domestic violence. His bail has been set at $100,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.