Atlantic City Democrat Mayor, School Superintendent Wife Charged with Child Abuse After Viciously Beating Teenage Daughter

by Jim Hᴏft at

Atlantic City Mayor in New Jersey, Marty Small, Sr., and his wife, La’Quetta Small, a school superintendent, have been charged with child abuse involving their teenage daughter.

The couple was charged on Monday with allegations of physical and emotional abuse that reportedly occurred over several months.

Marty Small, Sr., a 50-year-old Democrat, faces charges of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, third-degree Terroristic Threats, third-degree Aggravated Assault, and disorderly persons Simple Assault.

His wife, La’Quetta Small, a 47-year-old public schools superintendent, is charged with second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and three counts of disorderly persons Simple Assault.

The investigation, led by the Special Victims Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, brought to light a series of disturbing incidents between December 2023 and January 2024.

In one incident, Mayor Small is accused of hitting his daughter with a broom on her head multiple times to the point of unconsciousness.

Further allegations detail how during a heated argument, he threatened to “earth slam” her down the stairs, grabbed her head, threw her to the ground, and hit her so severely that it was described as “smacking the weave out of her head.”

Additionally, he is alleged to have caused bruising to his daughter by punching her repeatedly in the legs.

La’Quetta Small is accused of similarly violent behavior. She allegedly punched her daughter multiple times in the chest, causing bruising, dragged her by her hair, and struck her with a belt on her shoulders, leaving marks.

In another incident, during an argument, it is claimed that she punched her daughter in the mouth.