A northwest Alabama man is accused of beating his teen daughter after the girl told her mother about an alleged affair her father was having online.
On Tuesday, Christopher Andrighetti, 39, of Russellville, was arrested and charged with domestic violence, child abuse, and second-degree domestic violence, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office online booking system.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a man beating his daughter, WHNT-TV reported.
Deputy sheriffs said the teen told her mother her father had a social media account and suspected he was having an affair. It was alleged by the sheriff’s office that Andrighetti became irate and began “violently beating” her.
She told law enforcement that her father punched her, hit her with a shower curtain rod and a piece of wood, threw glass bottles and shoved her to the ground, according to WHNT.
When deputies arrived at the residence, Andrighetti was reportedly hiding in a bedroom closet, covered in blood from wounds to his arms and waist. A second child was also found in a closet by deputies, the news outlet reported.
It was reported that deputies saw broken beer bottles outside the residence, along with a broken Nintendo Switch game, a shattered television set, and damaged laptops.
In her statement to deputies, the teen stated that when Andrighetti instructed her to pick up the debris, she noticed the front door of the home was open, so she ran to a neighbor’s house to contact authorities.
Currently, Andrighetti is being held at the Franklin County Detention Center on a $200,000 bail.