Alex Harrison, 33, proudly shared the horrifying footage on Facebook and Snapchat of him lashing his teenage daughter with a belt then shaving off her hair as punishment for downloading Snapchat.
At the beginning of the footage, he said: ‘She wanna be grown, she getting her a** whooped n her hair bald. School is for work, not f****** Snapchat. She ain’t got no business with no damn snap anyway. Stay tuned.’ He was arrested on child cruelty charges shortly afterward.
Ferriday Police Department refused to say whether or not the girl was still in the home or if she had been taken into the care of authorities.
A department spokesman refused to answer and said the footage was still under investigation.
The video shot by someone else, cut to Harrison shouting at the girl as she wept into her hands, her hair already shaved off. Her father is standing over her in a red t-shirt as she lay on the edge of a couch at his command.
The father whipped her with a belt several times, ignoring her agonizing screams and telling her to move her hands and feet which she used to try to block the blows.
The horrific beating lasted a minute-and-a-half and included 50 strikes.
Harrison can be heard shouting: ‘You want to be grown?’ throughout the video.
He insulted the girl’s personal hygiene and said she did not know ‘how to change her tampon.’
He led her into another room in the house, after whipping her repeatedly, he sat her down at a breakfast bar and shaved off her head.
‘This is what it means to be grown,’ he said.
The girl whimpered and cried into her hands as her hair fell to the floor around her.
Harrison was arrested after the video was spread online.
Ferriday Police Department said the video was proof of child abuse.
‘After reviewing the video, from my experience in the business, we determined the child was abused,’ Detective Richard Madison said.
On social media, he has proudly shared photographs of a girl around the same age.
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