Lehigh Acres, Florida (News-Press) -- A Lehigh Acres woman is facing child abuse charges after deputies say she hit a 5-year-old child with a hanger for not doing his homework.
Charlotte Elaine Coley, 35, is facing a charge of cruelty to a child. She was charged Wednesday and has since been released from the Lee County Jail.
Deputies say the child told staff at his school his mother hit him with a hanger for not completing his homework.
The child had bruising to his legs, arms, neck and both sides of his face, including to his ear, according to a Lee County Sheriff's Office report. Investigators were notified of 15 different bruises on the child that were consistent with the shape of a hanger.