An Orlando, Fla. mother, 38-year-old Mekisha Olden, was arrested and taken to Orange County jail on the evening of Feb. 8, after deputies found out she’d punched her 12-year-old adopted daughter in the forehead, and then made the child kneel in a concoction of uncooked rice and grits for five hours.
According to Fox News in Orlando, a portion of Olden’s arrest report stated that “the child had fresh cuts on her legs and puss oozed out of her injuries.”
The brutal treatment of the 12-year-old stemmed from Olden receiving a phone call from her daughter’s bus driver who said that the child had been involved in an incident on the school bus on Friday, Feb. 7.
When the little girl arrived home from school on Friday, Olden yelled at her, punched her in the forehead, and levied that tortuous five hour kneeling session on her as punishment.
Court documents reveal that Olden has a history of allegedly beating her adopted daughter.
Olden reportedly told deputies, “it had been at least seven months since she gave the child a ‘whooping’ using her belt.”
Olden also told the police her daughter is taking medication for ADHD and had visited a mental health facility for behavioral issues.
The adopted daughter and two other young children from Olden’s home were placed with the Department of Children and Families.
Olden is now facing child abuse charges and was ordered to have no contact with any of her children while she’s still in custody.
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