A Dayton, Ohio father has been charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment after being caught on video beating his two daughters with a video cable.
He’d caught them filming themselves “twerking;” a suggestive dance that involves wobbling the hips and buttocks.
Enraged, he barged in and began whipping them with the chord. The video has since gone viral and sparked controversy regarding the use of, and appropriate severity of corporal punishment.
According to the police report, one of the girls had visible welts on her legs and open wounds in the thigh area from being beaten with the video cable. The girls’ mother noticed the wounds and called police.
The 30 second video sparked a debate over whether Horn’s actions were abusive or good parenting. Some felt that he went too far — at one point, one of the girls screams, “Daddy, stop,” but he continues to beat her — while others felt he was teaching his daughters a lesson and preventing them from engaging in more inappropriate behavior. Ultimately, even though the video had gone viral and left many wondering why the police hadn’t been notified, it was the mother’s intervention that led to an arrest.
Watch the controversial video below:
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