OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR via CNN) —A woman in Florida says her daughter tried to report abuse by her father for years, but no one believed her, so she installed security cameras at home to prove it.
An arrest report states the 14-year-old turned over two videos to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
In one of the videos, you can see a man identified as Damon Becnel screaming, pointing, and even headbutting the teen girl. Becnel can also be heard yelling at the dogs.
At one point, the video appears to show him hitting the animal and holding an object to the dog’s neck.
The sheriff’s office report identifies that object as a knife.
The teen then jumps on top of Becnel yelling for him to stop. The video goes on for six minutes.
According to the arrest report, Becnol was a prominent business owner. His last known business was ABC Resorts in Destin.
After deputies watched the videos, Becnel was arrested on Jan. 2.
He’s now out on bond but will go before a judge on Feb. 4.