Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dad charged with torture, willful abuse for beating 9-year-old daughter during visitation (Dothan, Alabama)

Dad is identified as RICHARD PARKS III.

Dothan father charged with abusing 9-year-old daughter
By Erin Edgemon on October 01, 2013 at 4:32 PM, updated October 01, 2013 at 4:37 PM

DOTHAN, Alabama -- Dothan police have arrested a suspect accused of beating his 9-year-old daughter.

Richard Parks III, 31, of Dothan, was arrested Sept. 30 and charged with torture and willful abuse of a child under 18 years of age by responsible person, Dothan police released. His bond was set at $15,000.

Dothan police were contacted by the child’s mother on Sept. 14 after she found severe, dark colored contusions and markings on the child’s buttocks and lower back following a recent visit with Parks.

No other details of the incident were released by police.