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Girl, 13, forced to walk naked down street, Pasco deputies say; woman arrested

DADE CITY — A 34-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after deputies said she forced a teenage girl to walk naked down a street and then slapped, grabbed and punched her when a car came by.

Rosalie Contreras of Dade City faces a child abuse charge, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Here's what deputies said happened:

About 4 p.m. Thursday, Contreras drove a 13-year-old girl to Townsend Road, near Old Lakeland Highway in Dade City, to discipline her. She made the girl strip nude and walk down Townsend, deputies said.

When another car came into view, deputies said, Contreras told the girl to get back in the car. Then Contreras slapped her face, punched her back and twisted her breasts, deputies said.

The victim told deputies Contreras was mad at her for misbehaving. The teen showed deputies bruises and red marks from the incident.

Contreras told deputies she struck the victim as discipline.

The woman was booked into the Pasco county jail early Friday morning on $5,000 bail.

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