Screen shot 2013-04-01 at 10.39.06 AMViral videos have consequences. Ohio authorities have indicted the father that disciplined his daughters with a cable cord and posted the video to Facebook. Greg Horn, 35, has been charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment.

Police allege the incident occurred in Horn’s Dayton, Ohio home while his daughters, ages 12 and 14 were visiting. Their mother called the police after noticing their injuries, which included visible welts on both legs and open-wounds in the thigh area according to the police report.

Though the viral 30-second clip claims the daughters were punished for twerking, the teenagers told police they were disciplined for sneaking out of the house.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and authorities are urging people to report incidents of abuse to authorities. “The goal is to always keep kids safe,” Kevin Lavoie, an employee with Montgomery County Children Services told Ohio’s ABC 22. “We don’t want people to have any reservations about calling and letting us know about a circumstance or a concern.”

Reporting abuse doesn’t require personal information or concrete knowledge of the abuse. Authorities will be dispatched to investigate all claims.

“It may be nothing.  But rather than analyze it, let our specialists figure it out and the best course of action,” Lavoie explained.

There was enough evidence to prosecute Horn, but that isn’t always the case. Some children suffer in silence.

Horn’s daughters will have to contend with the emotional scars of his beating forever. He is scheduled for an April 16 arraignment hearing.

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  • sabrina wilder

    I truly don’t believe this father was in the wrong 4 chestizing his daughters for shaking their asses on video, that they were going 2 post on a twerk online site anyway. we need more fathers like that in this world & maybe there would be a more slight percentage of young pregnant females out here. it could be that those who do not agree with this man having worries about his young daughters shaking their ass 4 men, all over 2 see, probably didn’t have a father in they’re life 2 raise them the correct way. if u think it’s ok 4 young females to be doing that kind of stuff on the internet, then something is clearly wrong with u & ur upbringing. I say 2 thumbs up for the daddy who was not willing to watch his daughters go out like a whore, so if that took whooping them 2 straighten them out, then whoop on. # I ain’t mad at you.

  • KimInLA

    Greg Horn is NOT the dad in the video that went viral and as reported by ABC 22 News in Dayton, Ohio. Unfortunately, these are two separate incidents, two separate dads and two sets of teenage victims. You can simply go to ABC Dayton 22’s website and confirm it in the story that they posted. The very last line says: “An online video of a man whipping his two daughters has been linked to this case on some websites, but we have confirmed it has no connection to Greg Horn’s arrest.” My question then is why have so many so-called news agencies or so-called popular websites posting this false information. It just takes 5 minutes to verify the story–it is right in ABC 22’s news article! I especially feel sorry for the young teenagers who have been victimized in the comment sections on all of these pages…The Dayton pre-teens/teenagers are not the ones in the video and the ones in the video did not sneak out at night (I also doubt the validity and source of the original story–i.e. that they psted a twerking video on FB-where is this video?). I believe this is internet gossip just being spread. I do think this is a matter of public interest (i.e. child abuse–so kudos for covering it), but everyone should at least get the facts straight. Is that too much to ask? I hope both matters are investigated fully and that both dads receive some counseling and training in parental skills.