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Cape Coral dad accused of punching his daughter

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 10:43:05-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A Cape Coral dad is accused of punching his daughter over a disagreement she had with a teacher.

According to a police report, 40-year-old Michael Santo is accused of shouting derogatory slurs at his 14-year-old daughter during a car-ride Saturday while repeatedly punching her in the face, leaving her swollen and bruised.

Police say Santo was angry with her over a disagreement she had with a teacher in class the day before.

He is now charged with child cruelty.