A weekend visitation turned into a serious misunderstanding an 11-year-old girl download an app her dad said she wasn’t allowed to have on her phone.
PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS — It seems this father is making sure absolutely nothing is going down in the DMs of his 11-year-old daughter.
According to WHDH-7 News, 31-year-old Sean Nguyen allegedly grabbed his daughter by her hair and put his arms around her throat after he found the Snapchat app on her phone.
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After this, he allegedly also whipped her many times with a belt while she laid across the bed.
However, Nguyen’s sister and girlfriend have different accounts of this story.
His sister, Michele, states that he never tried to strangle his daughter at all. She says it’s simply just a “situation that got a little bit out of control.” The woman mentions that she’s made this statement several times that he didn’t strangle the 11-year-old.
Likewise, Nguyen’s girlfriend — Kiana Gamble — notes that it was just “discipline.” WHDH-7 quotes the girlfriend as follows.
“He doesn’t want her to have Snapchat, there’s no boyfriend, she’s an 11-year-old girl. He was disciplining her. That’s what a father should do.”
The source says that Sean Nguyen is due to appear in court again on Friday for a dangerousness hearing.
Protection or excessive punishment?…
Honestly though, this could go either way. Many parents and children are crazier nowadays. It’s definitely unfortunate.
If he truly was only disciplining the child, it’s crazy that he’s not being allowed to be a parent.
There’s a reason he doesn’t want the girl to have Snapchat. A lot goes on via that app, and it’s hard to track particular conversations since they’re all immediately erased — unless you have complementary third-party apps installed as well.
Snapchat can be a dangerous place for an 11-year-old girl.
However, if the little girl is telling the truth, it was surely excessive punishment to strangle an 11-year-old.
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