A Madison woman, 33, has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse for allegedly encouraging two 14-year-old girls to fight, then kicking one of the girls in the head while she was down on the ground.

Police said the fight happened in a parking lot Thursday afternoon, and that the woman knew one of the teens. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the girl who got kicked suffered facial injuries, while the other girl was cited for battery and disorderly conduct.

DeSpain said the woman admitted to encouraging the fight, but denied getting physically involved.