Breaking News: Girl installed secret cameras in her room to report her father, Damon Becnel and to catch him headbutting her and threatening to cut her dog’s throat
Teen installs security cameras in home to prove father’s abuse. Damon Becnel was charged with one count of child abuse and one count of animal abuse: https://t.co/B26zAJapNG pic.twitter.com/q3oZNjyax1
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) January 14, 2020
Who is Damon Becnel?
Damon Bacnel is identified as the abusive resort-owning father who was caught on camera while abusing his 14 years old daughter, and threatening to kill her two dogs.
The 47-year-old is believed to be a prominent local business owner whose last business was also listed as ABC Resorts in Destin.
Who is Damon Becnel Daughter?
The teen caught on camera being abused by father is identified as the daughter of Becnel. She gave authorities the video footage of the abuse that took place in the Destin, Florida home.
Damon Becnel Caught on Camera Abusing His Daughter
An abusive father was filmed beating the dog before pulling out a knife and threatening to slit the animal’s throat.
As of footage, the girl handed over showed Becnel in a bedroom with his daughter and two dogs. The father could be heard screaming at the dog as the teen sat on a chair on the other side of the room.
“I will cut this f***ing dog’s eyeballs out, I’ll f***king do it”, he shouted.
The teen screamed and lunged at Becnel when he suddenly grabbed the dog by the neck and threw it to the ground. Then, he headbutted his daughter, striking her head against the wall with force.
The girl screamed: “Why are so you abusive to me?”
Damon Becnel Charges & Court Appearance
The resort-owning father has been charged with one count of child abuse and one count of animal cruelty.
After being released on bond, he is set appear in court on February 4.
The victim’s mother revealed her daughter had been trying to report the physical abuse for several years but authorities didn’t believe her.
A 14-year-old girl resorted to installing cameras in her bedroom and recording the alleged physical abuse she endured because no one believed her, her mom and police said. https://t.co/Byn3R8Bond
— ABC News (@ABC) January 14, 2020
“She absolutely knew that something bad was going to happen and nobody would believe her unless she had that on film”.
Therefore, the girl planned to install the cameras so she would film her father as evidence.
It is still unknown the mother does not have custody of the girl.
The abuser is also accused of grabbing the teen by the hair.