She also told cops that her father had beaten her as many as 100 times since she was 8 years old
A city man and his live-in female companion have lost custody of their three children after police charged them with beating their high school-age daughter last Saturday.
A city man and his live-in female companion have lost
Joao Andrade, 38, of 5 Powers Ave., was released after posting $5,000 bail at his arraignment Wednesday in Taunton District Court on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a shod foot.
The girl went to the principal’s office with paperwork from Morton Hospital and Medical Center, where she had been treated Sunday night, explaining why she was absent from school Monday, police were told.
The victim told authorities her stepmother began the assault Saturday afternoon as the girl was cleaning the bathroom. The girl told police Montrond threw her to the floor by her hair.
Andrade allegedly then rushed in and kicked his daughter “several times” in the face and back, according to the police report.
It wasn’t until her grandfather intervened that the assault ended, the girl told police.
The next day, Sunday, Andrade reportedly wanted to bring the girl to the hospital because of the swelling to her face, but Montrond objected, according to the police report.
On Monday, the girl stayed home from school because of her condition and finally was brought to Morton Hospital at 9:30 p.m. by her father, who reportedly was concerned that she might have internal bleeding, according to the police report.
Andrade allegedly told the emergency room doctor his daughter had been kicked in the face while playing soccer with one of her brothers. But when questioned Tuesday morning by school personnel, she told them she had fallen off a horse.
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It wasn’t until police interviewed her at school that she acknowledged the assault.