Volusia County deputies said three women were arrested for child abuse Friday after slapping, kicking and choking a teen girl and then forcing her to take her clothes off so they could beat her with belts.
Deputies said the women were disciplining the girl because she had been suspended from school.
Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Deltona home when an anonymous caller reported seeing the three women chasing the teen outside, officials said.
The 14-year-old girl was transported by ambulance to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial to be treated for multiple lacerations and welts, deputies said.
Deputies said an anonymous person called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after noon, Friday, to report a disturbance in the 500-block of Pemberton Avenue.
Deputies said the caller said three women were chasing and fighting a girl and they had all gone into a nearby house.
When deputies arrived, they found the upset victim crying in the home while wearing just a bra and panties. She had multiple bleeding cuts and several welts.
Deputies also saw 30-year-old Ishiyah McGhee, and 39-year-old Janine McGhee in the home holding belts and breathing heavily.
A third woman, 32-year-old Moriyah McGhee, 32 was also involved in the beating but wasn’t at the scene when deputies arrived, officials said.
The adults claimed they were disciplining the girl. The teen was transported to the hospital while deputies started their investigation into what had happened.
Deputies learned that the girl and the three women had been to the girl’s school that morning for a meeting about the teen’s suspension.
Deputies said when the meeting was over, the three adults and the teen walked into the parking lot and the girl said that’s when the beating started.
The women slapped the victim, shoved her against cars and choked her by grabbing her necklace, deputies said.
They all then got into vehicles and left the school. As they got close to the Pemberton Avenue house, the girl said she had jumped out of the vehicle and started running away so as to avoid further physical violence, deputies said.
Deputies said the women chased her and grabbed her by the hood of her sweatshirt, choking her. They then forced the victim into the house.
Once inside, Janine McGhee demanded that the victim fight her, but the teen refused, deputies said.
Deputies said the victim told deputies that the women then forced her to take her clothes off so that she would feel the discipline. They then continuously kicked, punched and beat the victim with belts over her entire body until deputies arrived.
Deputies said Janine, a Daytona Beach resident, and Ishiyah, a Deltona resident, were arrested at the scene for child abuse and taken to jail. Moriyah, a Deltona resident, turned herself in to deputies. She was also charged with child abuse and taken to jail.