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Magdo Haro Of New Mexico Allegedly Beat And Sexually Abused Teen Daughter For Being Gay

07/18/2014 01:31 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A New Mexico woman could face hate crime charges after allegedly beating and sexually abusing her 17-year-old daughter, who identifies as a lesbian.

Dona Ana county officials told KFOX-14 that Magdo Haro repeatedly beat her daughter with a shoe after learning that she was gay. Haro, 40, also allegedly told her daughter "not to wear boy clothes anymore, only girl clothes," and forced the teen to undress to prove to her mother that "she was a woman, and not a man," according to the report.

The Las Cruces Sun-News also reported that Haro demanded that her daughter perform sex acts on herself. She also allegedly threatened to insert the stick of a plunger inside her daughter to show her "what it's like to have sex with a woman."

Haro has been charged with criminal sexual penetration and child abuse, and authorities say the incident qualifies as a hate crime, according to reports.

Earlier this year, an Oregon mother was found guilty of murder, murder by abuse and second-degree assault in the death of her 4-year-old son, who she believed was gay.

Court documents cited by KATU and other media outlets described a series of Facebook messages between Jessica Dutro and her boyfriend, Brian Canady, in which she said she believed her son Zachary was gay. Using an anti-gay slur, she suggested Canady, 24, "work on" her son: “He walks and talks like it. Ugh.”

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