Mother Accused of Beating Her Teenage Daughter, Making Her Eat Off Floor

Charlene Legrand, 31, was being held on $2,500 bond and faces a charge of child abuse with great bodily harm. Her attorney's name wasn't immediately known.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 7:29 PM EDT
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A mother was arrested for beating her teenage daughter, dragging the girl by the hair and making her eat food off the floor, authorities said Wednesday. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports.

A mother was arrested for beating her teenage daughter, dragging the girl by the hair and making her eat food off the floor, authorities said Wednesday. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports.

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A mother was arrested for beating her teenage daughter, dragging the girl by the hair and making her eat food off the floor, authorities said Wednesday.

Charlene Legrand, 31, was being held on $2,500 bond and faces a charge of child abuse with great bodily harm. Her attorney's name wasn't immediately known.

Legrand's 14-year-old daughter was hit over the head with a comb, which broke in half, Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley said in court. She also dragged her by the hair, made her eat food off the floor, and  hit her in the head and stomach, he said. She also allegedly stomped on her and hit her with a belt.

The girl said she had been beaten with an extension cord in the past, and the beatings occurred regularly, Hurley read. The girl's injuries included bruises and a cut lip.

An abuse center concluded that the girl had been abused, and she was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Legrand was also ordered to not have any contact with her daughter directly or indirectly. She also cannot possess any guns.

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