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Florida woman accused of spanking child who refused to pick up a roach charged with child abuse

The child was left with bruises on her buttocks, arm, and thigh, deputies say.
Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A woman spanked a seven-year-old in her care with a leather belt after the child refused to pick up a cockroach, Pinellas County deputies say.

According to an arrest report, Ana Nobles, 29, took one of the child's father's belts after the child did not abide by her request. 

She is accused of spanking the child around eight times before taking off the child's pants and underwear and hitting the child's bare butt with her hand while saying, "I hate you."

The child was left with bruises on her buttocks, arm, and thigh, deputies say. 

Nobles then left the child unattended for an hour while she went to the dog groomers, according to the arrest report. She came back to apologize for saying "I hate you," the report states.

Nobles was arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect.

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