Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dad, gal pal arrested for beating 13-year-old daughter (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

Is UNNAMED DAD custodial? Or did this whack job merely have liberal visitation rights? I'm thinking he was custodial since the incident took place on a Monday night.

So who gave this control freak idiot custody? Someone who flips out over eyeliner? Who was the judge? Let's see names.

Hopefully, this poor girl will be able to stay with her mother from now on--but don't count on it. The FR people don't like mothers regaining custody....

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130221/NEWS03/130221019/Police-Murfreesboro-father-girlfriend-beat-13-year-old-for-using-makeup

Police: Murfreesboro father, girlfriend beat 13-year-old for using makeup

Feb. 21, 2013 3:21 PM, | Written by Mark Bell

MURFREESBORO — A Murfreesboro father and his girlfriend are charged with beating his daughter early Tuesday morning after the girlfriend confronted the 13-year-old over the use of her makeup.

Both the girlfriend and father were charged with child abuse Tuesday by Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts, who investigated the case referred to him by the Department of Children’s Services.

The detective wrote in arrest reports that his investigation showed that “(The girlfriend) had been out drinking with some friends,” Monday night into Tuesday morning.

She came home shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday to discover her eyeliner had been tampered with, and got into an altercation with her boyfriend, according to Roberts’ reports.

Both the girlfriend and father woke the girl up around 3 a.m. to confront her about using the makeup without permission.

“Investigation further showed that the girlfriend struck the victim in the face multiple times,” Roberts reported. “Investigation showed that ... the father of the victim, failed to protect his daughter and even participated in the abuse, causing injury to her arms and kicking her in the leg and buttocks.”

The Tennessean is not naming the suspects to protect the identity of the victim, who is a minor.

The girlfriend and father were interviewed by Roberts at MPD headquarters, while the victim was interviewed at a DCS facility.

Following his investigation, both were booked around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

Both made their $2,000 bond in less than two hours, jail records show.

DCS investigator April Dalton completed a child safety plan on the daughter, and the teen was placed into the custody of her biological mother, who resides in another county.

The girlfriend and father are scheduled to appear in court April 18. Neither could be reached for comment on this story.

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