Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife were charged with abusing their teenage daughter

Marty Small Sr. and his wife Marty Small, the mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and his spouse, the administrator of the local school district, were accused on Monday of repeatedly beating and assaulting their teenage daughter, including striking her in the head with a broom and rendering her unconscious.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, charges of jeopardizing a child’s welfare were brought against both parents.

In addition, Marty Small was accused of simple assault, aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats. Three further charges of simple assault were brought against La’Quetta Small.

Marty Small Sr. and his wife
Source: ABC27

How they physically abuse their daughter?

“The defendants physically and emotionally abused their 15/16-year-old daughter on multiple occasions” in December 2023 and January 2024, according to a news release from the prosecutor’s office.

It claimed that Marty Small is accused of repeatedly striking his daughter in the head with a broom in one incident, knocking her out cold. According to the announcement, he is also accused of repeatedly striking his daughter in the knees, causing bruises, and threatening to toss her down a staircase and “smack the weave out of her head.”

The girl was allegedly abused between the ages of 15 and 16.

Marty Small’s press conference followed Constance “Mandy” Days-Chapman, the principal of Atlantic City High School, being accused of neglecting to notify the appropriate authorities about a student’s claim of abuse in her home.

He refrained from confirming that his daughter, an Atlantic City High School student, was the victim of the purported abuse. However, Days-Chapman, who chairs the Atlantic City Democratic Committee, has the mayor’s endorsement.

“You did not do anything improper,” he declared during the press conference.

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