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ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a man on Tuesday for assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter.

Police charged Clinton Antonio Ward, 49, with battery, and first- and third-degree cruelty to children for the assault at the man's home on Creekstone Drive.

Ward's arrest came after his own 911 call to report that teens were in his apartment, according to police.

When the teens got out of the shower they found Ward sitting on a couch in the living room, at which time he pushed aside his stepdaughter and shoved her naked boyfriend into a wall, where he began punching him in the face and chest, according to police.

He told officers he waited in the living room and grabbed the teen when he emerged from the bathroom, telling him to gather his belongings and get out, police said. Ward also admitted to punching the teen.

The boyfriend's mother was contacted and told officers she wanted charges brought against Ward, police said.

Police said that in addition to battery, Ward was charged with first-degree cruelty to children for "maliciously causing a child under the age of 18 cruel, excessive or mental pain."

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