A Louisiana father is in custody today for whipping his young teen daughter with a belt before shaving her hair on camera. It was all done as punishment for the girl opening a SnapChat account against her father's wishes. The man video taped the entire ordeal and bragged about it in posts on his own social media.
Abuse. In a post that has since gone viral, a father can be seen beating his daughter with a belt as punishment for opening a social media account on SnapChat.
Alex Harrison. Alex Harrison is the man in the videos, and he can be seen beating his daughter (name kept anonymous for her protection) not once, but 50 times with his belt.
Punishment. Harrison says the punishment was justifiable for her actions and can be heard shouting at her throughout the video.
Shouting. In the video, you can hear Harrison yelling at his daughter. "She wanna be grown, she getting her a** whooped and her hair bald. School is for work not f***ing SnapChat. She ain't got no business with no d*** snap anyway. Stay tuned," he says at the beginning of the video.
The Abuse. It's unclear who was video taping the abuse, but Harrison can be heard yelling at his daughter throughout the video.
Defending Herself. The young girl can be seen attempting to defend herself from the belt lashings. She places her hands in front of her backside to try and soften the blows, but her father yells at her to move them.
Held Down. At one point in the video, you can even see Harrison holding the girl down by the back of her neck, face shoved in the couch. He had his feet on her feet to keep her from moving as he continued striking her.
Verbal Abuse. The abuse didn't stop with the physical lashings. Harrison can be heard attacking the girl verbally too. "You want to be grown? You don't even know how to change a tampon. This is what it means to be grown," he shouted at her as he continued beating her.