SD Man Admits To Hitting Daughter With Scrap Wood
February 8, 2012, 6:36 AM
MITCHELL, SD -
A Mitchell man accused of hitting his teenage daughter with a piece of wood after she tried to sneak out of the house has pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge.
45-year-old Dennis Theunissen reached a plea agreement with prosecutors under which he will serve no jail time, if a judge approves at his sentencing next month.
Authorities say Theunissen struck his 17-year-old daughter with a piece of scrap oak last August after catching her trying to sneak out through her bedroom window. She suffered bruises and a cut on her hand.
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