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Woman Beats, Bites, Hits Child With Baseball Bat Because of Clogged Toilet

| by Lina Batarags

LEHIGHTON, Penn. – Police have reported that a northeastern Pennsylvania woman attacked, beat and  bit her child – all over the matter of a clogged toilet in their home.

Christine Mertz of Mahoning Township reportedly punched her child at least 10 times, and used a baseball bat to hit the child twice on the right side.

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In addition to attacking the child with the bat, 40-year-old Mertz also bit the child twice.

Fox News reports that the child was 15 years old.

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The incident occurred on April 27. Police have not released the child’s gender.

According to police, the child’s sibling witnessed the interview. The sibling also reported that a backed-up toilet was the reason for the assault.

Police officers reported seeing bite marks on the child’s body.

Mertz has been charged with child endangerment, simple assault and harassment. A preliminary hearing has been set for May 21.

Mertz is currently in the Carbon County prison on unrelated charges.

Reports were unclear as to whether Mertz has an attorney.

Sources: http://www.foxnews.com, http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, http://articles.mcall.com

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