HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — A West St. Paul mother is accused of whipping her daughter with an electrical cord after the girl allegedly created a Facebook page against her wishes.

According to charges filed in Dakota County, 40-year-old Rocio Rodriguez Nava is also accused of slapping her 14-year-old daughter across the face multiple times.

The girl told police she had been hit so hard, she was bleeding from the mouth. She said her mother became angry at her for not cleaning her room.

When Nava was placed under arrest outside her daughter’s school, she told police that she “lost control of herself” after discovering a Facebook page her daughter created, even though her mother forbade it.

Nava admitted to hitting her daughter with the cord and slapping her.

The girl sustained multiple welts on her upper thigh and arms. She has been placed in foster care.

Nava faces one gross misdemeanor count of malicious punishment of a child. She could face up to a year in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted.

Comments (20)
  1. hmm says:

    Did the police check the immigration status of the mother?

    1. CAM says:

      You know ICE & the police are only allowed to check status for serious crimes like murder, why would they even think about it for just beating your kid with an electrical cord.

      1. Joe says:

        You’re wrong CAM, sorry. It happens all the time for minor violations.

  2. red says:

    somone should whip the mother with an electrical cord and let her see what the frick it feels like it hurts

    1. Mary Rogers says:

      chances are pretty good she was beaten like that when she was younger too…she learned the behavior from someone/somewhere….doesn’t excuse it in the least little bit

  3. Victim Du Jour says:

    Are we bringing people from other cultures here to charge them with domestic abuse and sex offenses for the State Union Pensions?

    1. Victim Du Jour = Idiot says:

      Someone should whip you with an electrical cord. But then again, you’d probably like it.

  4. shannon says:

    What does race have to do with it? White people beat their kids and commit crimes too! Seriously, some people are just plain stupid.

  5. Mexican American says:

    You people are sick & twisted…everyday we read about loony tunes white people that lock there kids in cages and have them in meth labs, but the minute a person with a spanish name does something bad to a child, and it is becaus of the immigration issues in America???????? Sooo whats the excuse for the white folks???

    1. MNTP says:

      Um, we were born here?

    2. Victim Du Jour says:

      I’m just making a point about a lot of immigrants come here and they don’t know how nosey the State of Minnesota is.

      And it’s possible State Unions benefit from people who move here and get charged criminal offenses for things they do not know is wrong.

    3. Jana says:

      we are on the same page here. That is how we asians feels too. its like they are out to get use

    4. Cheech says:

      “Mexican American” what a great Cheech & Chong song…..

    5. Kristin says:

      C’mon, there are looneytoons EVERYWHERE. @ victim du jour – your argument does not hold water. Any citizen is required to know the laws of their city, county and state, including traffic laws. No one will get out of a fine, etc. for not knowing any better. According to the story, this mother admitted that she “lost control of herself,” meaning that she did know that it is against the law to beat your child with a weapon and leave lasting marks. If her neighbor did it to her it would be assault and battery.

  6. japap says:

    So true! I am white and my dad used to beat us on a regular basis. It’s a horrible thing to endure.

  7. Kevin says:

    She is part of that 74% Hispanic increase per the census…..

  8. Ed says:

    I’m white, we got beat with a razor strop by Dad and Mom used a wooden spoon. Made me a fast learner, a good listener and it only took a few whacks not a beating to bring 6 less than obediant boys back in line.

  9. Kevin says:

    When arrested a translator was needed to eplain to her that America is not a Third World Country……..and we do not beat…..sell……or prostitute children……I love living in Minnemexico……74% increase in 10 years…….we’re numeber one…we’re number one!!!

  10. DCS says:

    Child abuse takes place in every race. It’s a horrible act to place upon a child. The abusive mother of this article deserves the year in prison and should be responsible for paying the $3k fine. I pray all child abusers are punished to the maximum.

  11. Roach says:

    the kid deserves it….I would smack my kid too….those of you who pretends like your children are all angels….well I will let time do its justice…

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