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A Glendale, AZ., dad faces a charge of child abuse after employees at his 6-year-old daughter's school called the police after noticing red welts on the girl's neck. According to police, Samuel Navarrette-Mendia, 35, choked the little girl with pliers because she was reading a book instead of cleaning. In a a session with a child interview specialist, the girl said her father told her that "books are not good for her." The alleged incident took place in a storage shed, where there were no witnesses. According to what the girl's mother told police, Navarrette-Mendia has been violent in the past. He was arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on February 22nd.
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