A 13-year-old girl complained of pain and bleeding from her right ear after a Mableton man allegedly grabbed, punched, pushed and threw her.
The incident occurred in front of a 9-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy around 6:30 a.m. April 3 inside a residence in the 590 block of South Gordon Road.
According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Serafin Diaz allegedly grabbed the girl by her hair; struck her in the face with his closed fist and open hand; placed his hands around her neck; threw her out of her bedroom; and pushed her into a hallway wall.
The victim had visible marks on her right cheek and in her right ear, and the hallway wall was damaged, records show.
Diaz was arrested Thursday and booked into the Cobb County Jail on charges of cruelty to children in the first degree and cruelty to children in the third degree. He was released Saturday on a $7,500 bond.