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A Wisconsin man is currently being held in custody after he allegedly beat his daughter with a plastic clothes hanger for not bringing home enough trick-or-treat candy. The 33-year-old man has been charged with child abuse and cocaine possession.
The girl told investigators that her father repeatedly struck her with a plastic clothes hanger because she "failed to bring back enough candy from trick-or-treating." The girl reportedly walked to her grandmother's home on November 1 to escape from her allegedly abusive father.
Investigators noted that this doesn't seem to be the first time the girl has been physically abused. She had marks from what seems like a whipping on her thighs and hands. She said that she was whipped with a phone charger cord a few days before the Halloween candy incident.
According to the girl's sister, their father had hit both girls with a clothes hanger. According to the girls' grandmother, their father has been physically abusing them ever since he was released from federal prison one year ago. When the father called the girls' grandmother on November 1 in search of his daughters, he reportedly said:
"I'm going to beat the hell out of them when they get here."
After the man was reported to police and taken into custody, officers reportedly found 3.5 grams of cocaine in his pocket. If convicted, the man faces up to 15 years in prison. His name is not being released in order to protect the children involved.
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