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Mother Accused of Forcing Teen to Drink Alcohol as Punishment

A Kentucky mom is facing charges after allegations that she forced her teenage daughter to consume copious amounts of liquor as a way to teach her a lesson.

34-year-old Miranda Gayle Polston arrived home on March 10 and discovered that her 14-year-old daughter had been helping herself to alcoholic beverages inside of her Somerset residence.

In an attempt to instill the dangers of drinking liquor Polston was said to have demanded that the young girl would take place in consuming an allegedly large amount of spirits against her will.

In addition to Polston, other people were reportedly present for the event and as the teenager tried to force the drinks down, her mother and the others were reportedly mocking her and laughing. The girl, who had yelled “no,” eventually fell from her seat and landed face-first on the floor.

Portions of the incident were allegedly recorded on video and posted on social media where it circulated until later in the month when an unknown viewer notified the authorities about online location and contents of the footage.

Somerset police learned that Polston had an existing warrant for her arrest for violating her probation on unrelated charges and they took her into custody on both infractions. She remains in the Pulaski County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, and she has been charged with felony first-degree criminal abuse.

Polston allegedly tried to explain the reason behind what she had done with her daughter when she was interviewed by police, and she has intentions of fighting the charges because she believes the situation has been misunderstood.

Though Polston does not have physical custody of her daughter Social Services has opened an investigation in relation to the charges.

If you or someone you love is suspected of child abuse, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.