An Alabama man was arrested for brutally beating his teenage daughter for revealing his extramarital affair.
The 14-year-old girl fled to a neighbor’s house covered in “obvious injuries,” according to Franklin County sheriff’s deputies, who found Christopher Andrighetti hiding in a bedroom closet in the family’s trailer home with self-inflicted cuts on his arms and waist, reported WHNT-TV.
The Russellville home was in disarray, and deputies found the television had been destroyed, laptop computers were crushed and ripped apart, kitchen items were scattered, and furniture, clothing from the children’s bedroom were thrown around the inside and a second child was hiding in a closet.
The victim told investigators she had told her mother that the 39-year-old Andrighetti had a secret social media account and she suspected he was having an affair, and her father beat her when he found out.
The girl said her father punched her, struck her with a shower curtain rod and a piece of wood, shoved her to the floor, slapped her and threw beer bottles and other items at her.
Her father told her to clean up the mess, but she ran out the kitchen door when she went to get trash bags.
Andrighetti was charged with first-degree domestic violence, assault, child abuse and first-degree domestic violence.