PHOENIX — A Phoenix mother is arrested for allegedly striking her teenage daughter several times with the buckle end of a belt,
Phoenix police report that on July 19 they arrested Liliana Urbina Garcia, 41, at her home near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road.
Police accuse Garcia of hitting her teenage daughter with the metal end of belt multiple times. They say they documented "dark blue and red bruises" over most of her back, shoulders, head, and both the front of back of her legs.
Upon her arrest, Garcia reportedly told police that she was "mad at her over her poor performance and behavior at home and school."
Garcia's next court appearance for child abuse is Friday.
If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online.