MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A western Wisconsin woman is accused of causing mental harm to a child after she allegedly participated in giving a 6-year-old girl a swirly as a disciplinary measure.
Evelyn D. Seitz, of Mondovi, Wisconsin, faces a felony charge, as well as one for disorderly conduct, according to a report from Winona Radio.READ MORE: Twin Cities Man Accused Of Operating Private Airport In Field Behind His Home
Investigators say that on Oct. 30, 46-year-old Seitz held the girl by the ankles and put her head in a toilet bowl as a man flushed it.
The incident happened in a house in the town of Gilmanton, which is just south of Mondovi. The girl’s mother was in the house when it happened.READ MORE: Maple Grove Man Convicted Of Murder In Wife's Shooting Death
Seitz told officials that she thought the punishment was an effective disciplinary measure, adding that she’d done the same to her own kids.
The punishment came about, investigators say, after a report of poor behavior from the girl’s school.
Seitz is slated to be in Buffalo County court next Friday.MORE NEWS: ‘Our Business is Down Over 50%’: Deadly St. Paul Bar Shooting Impacts Surrounding Businesses
Mondovi is about 95 miles east of the Twin Cities.