A woman in the state of New Mexico has been arrested after allegedly beating her daughter with a shoe for coming out as gay, and forcing her to strip naked and masturbate.
The mother of the 17-year-old girl was arrested by Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies. Charges were escalated, as deputies linked the physical and sexual abuse to the girl’s sexual orientation.
The victim told officers that her mother had beat her with a shoe after she found out her daughter is a lesbian.
Her mother reportedly told her “not to wear boy clothes any more, only girl clothes”, and to begin attending church.
Investigators then heard that the girl was forced to undress in front of her mother to “show she was a woman, and not a man”, before her mother demanded that she perform sex acts on herself.
The victim said she went along with the demands for fear that her mother would sexually assault her.
The accused was arrested on Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual penetration and child abuse. She was released on a $25,000 bond after being detained in the Dona Ana Detention Center.
The mother was not identified in this crime, in order to protect the anonymity of the daughter.