Alex Harrison, 33, proudly shared the video on Facebook and Snapchat earlier this week of him lashing his teenage daughter with a belt then shaving off her hair as punishment for downloading Snapchat.
Shortly afterward, he was arrested on child cruelty charges.
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.’
The girl is identified as a 9th grader and is wearing a Despicable Me t-shirt.
Ferriday Police Department would not disclose the whereabouts of the teenager or if she had been taken into the care of authorities.
The video was shot by someone else, then cuts to Harrison shouting at the girl as she wept into her hands, her hair already shaved off. He is seen standing over her in a red t-shirt as she lay on the edge of a couch at his command. He ignored her agonizing screams while he whipped her with a belt several times, and telling her to move her hands and feet which she used to try to block the blows.
The beating included 50 strikes and lasted a minute-and-a-half. Harrison can be heard shouting: ‘You want to be grown?’
He then insulted the girl’s personal hygiene and said she did not know ‘how to change her tampon.’
After beating her repeatedly, he took her into another room where 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.
After the video went viral, Harrison was arrested. The footage is shown on a cell phone as it plays on another cell phone.
The commentator in that video, who is watching it as they film it, makes similar comments to those made by Harrison in the video.
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, Harrison proudly shared photographs of a girl around the same age.
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