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March 11, 2014

Man accused of squeezing child's stomach until she vomited

CHICKASHA —

A man was arrested for child abuse after allegedly slapping his daughter's face, causing her to bleed, and squeezing her stomach, causing her to vomit, in the parking lot of Nana Sue's on March 8.

Chickasha Police Officer Derek Hunt said Paul Brewer told him he saw Michael Hensley sitting on a bench strike his child and saw the girl begin to bleed.

"I noticed that [Hensley] had what appeared to be fresh blood on the right leg of his blue jeans," Hunt said. "[Hensley] told me that his daughter would not listen to his commands…[he] told me that the blood on his pants was from wiping his daughter's nose."

Sgt. Alexander King told Hunt that the girl was holding a paper towel to her face to stop the bleeding from a face injury.

"[the girl] informed me that she had been  counting the poles outside Nana Sue's…[she] inferred that she was not listening to her father's instructions, which led to [Hensley] striking her in the face," Hunt said.

He said the girl told him that Hensley had squeezed her abdominal area, which caused her to have trouble breathing and vomit.

"I observed vomit in the parking lot of Nana Sue's just as [she] described," Hunt said. "I observed what appeared to be blood on the ground where…the incident occurred."

He said he spoke with the child's mother, Chemae Hensley, who told him that Michael had treated the girl unfairly before because she's his step-daughter, not his biological child.

"Chemae told me that she has observed Michael paddle [the child] on the butt with a sandal in the past…[she] told me that she believed the paddling went too far in that incident as well," Hunt said. 

Hensley was arrested for child abuse and taken to the Grady County Jail.

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