Police said 35 year old Greg Horn is accused of whipping his daughters with a video cable that connected his TV to his DVD player. The alleged abuse happened at Horn’s home.
According to the police report, one of the girls had visible welts on both legs in the thigh area with open wounds. The girls told police the beatings were their punishment for sneaking out of the house.
The indictment comes this first week of Child Abuse Awareness Month. “The goal is to always keep kids safe,” said Kevin Lavoie from Montgomery County Children Services.
Abuse cases involving children are up. Children Services investigated more than 4,702 cases last year, nearly 100 more cases than in 2011.
Lavoie said their hopes are to lower that number, and to urge people to report the abuse.
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