Although the Daily Mail
links the footage with the case of Greg Horn, 35, of Dayton, Ohio, who was charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment for allegedly beating his two daughters with a cable wire, ABC22
claims that this footage has no connection with Greg Horn's case.
Greg Horn's daughters claimed that their father beat them for sneaking out of the house, ABC22
However, according to The Blaze
, the man shown in the clip above allegedly whipped his daughters for filming and posting to Facebook a video showing them doing a dance move called "twerking" in which they shake their behinds in a sexually provocative manner.
The 30-second clip shows the angry father punishing his daughters by whipping them with a cord. The girls fall to the floor crying and screaming, "please dad," "stop dad," "I'm sorry dad."
The video was posted online earlier this week and has gone viral after it was posted to several websites, including WorldStarHipHop
posted it with the question: "Good Or Horrible Parenting!? Father Catches His Daughter Doing A Twerk Video On FB & Goes Ham!"
The video has received more than two million views, the Daily Mail
reports. Many viewers condemned the father's action while others said he was only disciplining his children.
Kevin Lavoie of the Montgomery County Children Services, said domestic child abuse cases were increasing. He claimed that Children Services investigated more than 4,702 cases last year. He said: "The goal is to always keep kids safe. We don't want people to have any reservations about calling 224- KIDS and letting us know about a circumstance or a concern. It may be nothing. But rather than analyze it, let our specialists figure it out and the best course of action."