ALLENTOWN, Pa. - An Allentown mother is accused of driving her daughter to a fight and then punching a city councilwoman's daughter in the face.
Lourdes Gonzalez, 34, said she didn't punch the teenage girl, rather, she tried to break up a fight her daughter was in.
But Allentown City Councilwoman Cynthia Mota said Gonzalez did punch her daughter and caused severe bruising.
According to court records, the fight broke out on Trout Creek Lane in Allentown on Monday.
"I drove there to talk," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said her daughter and the other South Mountain Middle School eighth grader have had ongoing issues.
She claims she was told that Monday's meeting was an attempt to fix them.
But that changed, Gonzalez said, when both teenage girls started throwing punches.
"I feel like I was set up. The little girl basically set us up to go over so they can fight and get their stuff over and done with and then next thing you know, she's going to say I hit her so that way I can get charged," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said she stepped in, but not to fight.
"The next thing you know, these two girls were on the other side across the street, they start fighting. I go over there and break it up," Gonzalez said.
Allentown Councilwoman Cynthia Mota said her daughter suffered the brunt of it when Gonzalez punched her daughter.
Mota wasn't there when it happened, but said she drove her daughter to the hospital soon after the fight.
Mota said her daughter suffered multiple bruises.
Mota tells 69 News she wasn't aware of any problems between the girls.
Police said both teenagers were injured in the fight, which apparently started over Facebook.
Gonzalez is facing several charges, including simple assault, disorderly conduct, corruption of minors, and conspiracy.
Allentown, PA 18102