A Dad Allegedly Beat His Teen Daughter For Sexting
We’ve all had sexting mishaps.
They can end in embarrassment, a ruined friendship, or maybe some disappointment from your parents and/or boss, but they hopefully don’t end in abuse from your own father.
For a 14-year-old girl in Tennessee, it ended badly — like, really badly.
When her parents discovered that she was posting nude photos of herself on Snapchat, things got physical. According to WDEF, the girl’s mother started spanking her, and when the daughter defied her, the father, Christian Amason got involved.
He then began smacking her with his open hand on her upper and lower body, resulting in red marks that will turn into bruises, according to the daughter’s police report obtained by The Post. She then claims that she ran upstairs, where her parents followed her and her father began choking her.
The reports do not explain how the altercation ended, but the daughter told the police that she called her sister six hours later to pick her up and take her to the station.
When officers went to Amason’s house, both him and his wife admitted that they spanked their daughter, and the father admitted to “losing control,” which is a common excuse abusive men use for turning the women around them into victims.
Amason was taken into custody for child abuse and child protective services were notified of assault of a child. He is currently being held on $2,000 bail.
Now, not to get all after-school special on you, but it needs to be said: there’s no excuse for parents to beat their kids. Obviously most dads would prefer that their daughters don’t sext. Still, there is no excuse in the world for a father to beat his daughter. Sexting isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But even if it was, you don’t deserve to be hit.
If you or someone you know is dealing with violence at home, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).