A Florida woman is facing charges after beating her 26-year-old stepson with a belt for being late, according to news reports.
Largo police arrested Valerie Branch-Galloway Monday on domestic battery charges, according to WPLG-TV.
The incident apparently occurred after the victim, who lives with Branch-Galloway and his father, missed his midnight curfew.
Florida woman struck stepson 30 times with belt for being late. The stepson is 26 years old. https://t.co/4KvkL0LzIP— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) May 29, 2019
The arrest report said Branch-Galloway gave her stepson an ultimatum: She would tell his father he was late or he could take the "licks," WPLG reported.
The man "picked the licks," according to the Smoking Gun. Branch-Galloway delivered 11 lashes to the victim's buttocks before he asked her to stop, but she reportedly said he had 19 more coming.
The suspect admitted to striking her stepson but told police he never asked her to stop.
Branch-Galloway was scheduled for arraignment on the battery charges Wednesday.
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