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DECATUR — A 32-year-old woman was arrested after she struck her 13-year-old daughter in the face with a mop soaked in bleach water, according to a sworn affidavit.

The Decatur police officer noted in the statement the girl had obvious red discoloration to her right cheek, and her right eye was noticeably bloodshot. The woman told police she had been cleaning and accidentally flung the bleach into her daughter's face as she was walking through the door, the affidavit said.

But the affidavit said the victim told officers it was an intentional act, and that her mother was drunk and angry. 

The woman is facing a preliminary charge of domestic battery, and is being held in the Macon County Jail. Bond is set at $2,500.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. 

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