Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun mother was arrested Thursday for child abuse after forcing her young daughter to stand in public wearing a punishment sign. The humiliated girl was reported to police by passersby who saw her standing on a public sidewalk wearing the handwritten sign.
The unidentified mother was arrested after police arrived to find the young girl outside a store wearing a sign that explained she was there as a form of punishment.
Municipal Police officers from the Specialized Group for Attention to Family and Gender Violence arrived at the scene and interviewed the girl. While there, they were approached by a woman who claimed to be the girls’ mother. She was arrested.
Police later reported that the girl was found with bruises on her back, so the minor was turned over to the municipal DIF for protective child custody.