The Las Lomas junior was a seventh grader at Walnut Creek Intermediate when her father beat her savagely. “He whipped me with a belt,” she said. She asked that her name not be used. “My foot got tangled in an extension cord so he whipped me with that. It started to get stuck into my leg and my arms and my back and I still have marks from it. I was mostly screaming the whole time, so I couldn’t really cry. I told him I was bleeding and he was like, ‘You’ll live.’ It lasted for a very long time.”
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