Ocoee mother accused of abusing daughters


OCOEE, Fla. - An Ocoee mother is facing child abuse charges after her young daughter told elementary school administrators and police she was afraid to go home.

Tranessa Peters, 37, has been charged with two counts of child abuse and was out Sunday on a $10,000 bond.

Police said the investigation started when Peters' daughter told administrators at Citrus Elementary School she was afraid to go home. According to police, the victim said her mother has been beating her for five years.

An arrest report states that the child showed investigators injuries consistent with abuse. The victim detailed an incident where her mother allegedly beat her with a spoon that was being used to stir boiling water.

Peters has another daughter who attends Citrus Elementary School and she also told investigators her mother hits her with objects, according to police.

During her first court appearance on Saturday, a judge ordered Peters to have no contact with her children. The Department of Children and Families is also investigating the case.