Police: Woman Assaulted 12-Year-Old Girl
...because preteen looked at her 30-year-old boyfriend
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 10:32 AM CDT
Candace Kiley has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old girl at a party last month.   (North Branford police)

(Newser) – A family birthday party took a bad turn last month when a 24-year-old woman allegedly beat up a 12-year-old girl ... for looking at the woman's 30-year-old boyfriend. Candace Kiley has now been arrested by Connecticut police, who had to apply for a warrant before they could bring her in because she had left the party by the time they arrived, reports the Register Citizen. It all started when the girl went to the refrigerator to get some ice, but had to wait while Kiley's boyfriend cleaned up a spill. That's when Kiley got angry.

She allegedly accused the girl of looking at her boyfriend, grabbed the girl by her hair, and threw her to the ground, giving her a head injury and an asthma attack. “She landed flat on her back, hitting the back of head on the floor,” says a police officer, adding that the assault continued until the family intervened. Kiley is charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and risk of injury to a minor. The girl is apparently a friend of Kiley's younger sister and is not thought to have a history with Kiley.