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Father indicted for beating daughter over "twerking" video

Posted by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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Father Indicted For Beating Daughters Over ‘Twerking’ Video

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Posted: April 4, 2013
Father Indicted For Beating Daughters Over ‘Twerking’ Video

Dayton, OH – A father who beat his two daughters with a cord has been charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment.

Greg Horn, 35, whipped his daughters, ages 12 and 14, with a video cable after walking in on the girls recording themselves “twerking.” Twerking involves wobbling or jiggling the hips and buttocks. Or, to borrow Miley Cyrus’s definition, “It’s a lot of booty action.”


The video was first posted on WorldStarHipHop.com before making its way to YouTube. Several reaction videos popped up shortly afterward.

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.

Horn’s indictment comes during the first week of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

“The goal is always to keep kids safe,” Montgomery County Children Services spokesman Kevin Lavoie said. He also added that when people are reporting cases of child abuse, they don’t have to leave a name or even have definitive proof that abuse is taking place. The suspicion of abuse is more than enough.

“It may be nothing,” Lavoie said. “But rather than analyze it, let our specialists figure it  out and the best course of action.”

Although it was initially reported that the girls were beaten for recording themselves twerking, they told police they were beaten for sneaking out of the house. The reason the incident is caught on video is because the girls were still recording the video when the father walked in. It doesn’t appear that he was aware that the camera was recording.

Greg Horn is scheduled to appear in court on April 16 for his arraignment hearing.

Do you think Greg Horn was justified in beating his daughters with a video cable, whether for twerking or for sneaking out of the house?


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/603749/father-indicted-for-beating-daughters-over-twerking-video/#sYHl7kHUiPMtY4lX.99 


You can click on the words worldstarhiphop.com to watch the video. A lot of the people seem to think the girls had this coming or he was justified. If it had been my kids I'd be taking away computer privalges and grounding but not beating them with a video cord. That's just excess! I just wondered what others thought.

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tyrelsmom
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM
I can't believe anyone could ever think actually WHIPPING a child, leaving welts and open sores, could be even remotely ok.
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RADmomma
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:07 PM
That's ridiculous.
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Nickels224
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Parenting 101 NEVER discipline your children angry. That was just crazy and I do not think that that is how you parent.
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rebeccarae
by Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM
I have a friend who had this happen to her and she condoned it. Insane to think he hit them that hard.
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angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Glad people agree with me. After reading all the comments I was feeling like I was in the minority

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sstripedmonkey
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM
If it would have just been spanking fine, but he beat them.
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jeweldragons
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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I find it trashy for girls of any age to be shaking their ass and having 'booty contests'. But that's no reason to whip anybody.
Lovemyshadows
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

He was out of control.  Kudos to mom for calling the police.

Rachael-Dawn
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Thank God I do not have daughters. I would have drilled their windows shut, confiscated their internet, grounded their little butts for life. I think beating them with a video cable qualifies as abuse and needs to be handles by the law but I believe he had a reason to be angry. Those girls were setting themselves up for trouble.
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furbabymum
by Gold Member on Apr. 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

 Obviously he was wrong in HOW he did it but I think I would have done something. The sneaking out would have been punishment. The twerking video would have been a very long conversation and lost computer privileges.

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