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 Corey McCarthy of Phoenix, Arizona, threw his daughter Mia into a swimming pool

A father has been charged with child abuse after he threw his two-year-old daughter into a swimming pool to teach her a lesson.

Shocking surveillance video captured the toddler being tossed into the water.

Another woman, already in the water, races across to pluck the girl to safety before she sinks to the bottom.

Corey McCarthy told police he threw the girl into the water because she had dropped a five-week-old puppy in the pool and it died. He said he wanted to teach her a lesson about playing around water.

McCarthy has been charged with two counts of child abuse after police in Phoenix viewed the security video.

The girl?s mum identified on local TV as Samantha said he was shocked.

?You see him taunting her, like throwing her like he?s gonna, then he?s not, throwing her like he?s gonna, then he?s not,? Samantha said.

?What people don?t know is also in the beginning of the video, he hoses her down with a water hose to kind of torture her that way.?

?I am very angry and I?m very hurt and I just hope that my kids are going to be OK from this.

?People make mistakes, but this is past a poor decision and a mistake. This is a child.?

Police said child abuse charges were filed because in the state of Arizona discipline must be considered reasonable and not carried out in anger. 

A police spokesman said throwing a toddler into a pool isn?t reasonable.

Family members said McCarthy is in the prison infirmary because he was beaten up in jail.


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