After leaving her 3-year-old kid in the car while she undressed at a club, her mother ‘hit her with a hairdryer.’
Manouchika Daniels, who was detained after her kid was discovered alone outside a strip club where she worked, now faces further counts of assault with a hair dryer.
A mother is accused of assaulting her three-year-old daughter with a hairdryer after leaving her in a car so she could strip on stage.
Manouchika Daniels allegedly beat her five-year-old daughter with a hairdryer cord just over two years after her arrest on child negligence charges.
The 26-year-old made headlines in 2019 after she was accused of abandoning her three-year-old kid in a car for three hours.
Daniels was performing at a strip club in Lauderhill at the time, but when she emerged, police officers were already with her kid.
Someone had contacted 911 after seeing the girl crying and wandering around the strip club Vegas Cabaret’s parking lot on North University Drive.
Officers arrived at 2 a.m. to find the weeping toddler still walking around the carpark, “appearing to be disoriented,” before bringing them to a black Toyota Corolla with toys inside.
The girl “looked to be well cared for and in good spirits,” according to the arrest report, and was taken up by Child Protection Services.
According to Lauderhill police Lt. Michael Santiago, the boy took authorities back to a vehicle that wasn’t operating and had the back window cracked.
Daniels arrived about 30 minutes later and identified herself to the cops as the child’s mother, according to investigators.
“She claimed that she only left the child there for a few minutes while she dropped someone off,” Santiago told WPLG. “But later in the investigation, we realized that was not the issue.”
However, according to court documents, Daniels was detained again on Monday for new child abuse claims, according to Local10.
Her five-year-old daughter told the Florida Department of Children and Families that her mother struck her with a hairdryer cord all over her back and torso.
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The beating was, according to the small child, punishment for acting “bad” and “not listening.”
Daniels’ daughter had open welts and healed wounds on her back, according to an investigator.
Daniels now faces a first-degree felony charge of child abuse with substantial physical harmtorture and a second-degree felony charge of child neglect as a result of the charges.
Daniels has been ordered to appear in court after a judge found probable cause for the accusations. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.