A man in Crete has been arrested after his 15-year-old daughter accused him of tying her to a chair and beating her over the head with a piece of wood because she was two minutes late coming home.
The 52-year-old was arrested after neighbors called the police when they heard the girl crying out for help on Wednesday, with local media reporting that this was not the first time authorities had been alerted to sounds of violence coming from the Hania home.
According to local reports, the 15-year-old allegedly confirmed that her father has a history of abusive behavior and often beat her younger teenage brother, their 4-year-old sister and their mother.
She reportedly described one incident when her father locked her sister, then just 2 years old, out on the balcony as punishment and made her spend the night there.
It appears that the 15-year-old’s statement to police is the first time a member of the family has spoken out, as they had previously denied neighbors’ suspicions that they were being abused.