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Pasco woman accused of dragging girl, 10, by her hair

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 30-year-old woman is accused of dragging a 10-year-old girl out of a house by her hair "in a fit of anger," authorities said.

Amber Marie Chaplin was arrested Monday night and charged with child abuse. The child "was not a discipline problem and did not warrant the actions to her by the defendant," according to the New Port Richey Police Department.

The incident happened about 8:50 p.m. Monday. The location of the attack and the relationship between Chaplin and the girl were not released to protect the victim's privacy.

The girl told an officer her head hurt, but she was not seriously injured, a report states.

Chaplin, an unemployed housekeeper who lives on Royal Palm Drive in New Port Richey, is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Pasco woman accused of dragging girl, 10, by her hair 02/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:57pm]
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