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Fayetteville man charged with beating daughter

Posted June 3, 2010

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— A Fayetteville man has been charged with beating and seriously injuring his 16-year-old daughter, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Robert Mac Allen, 36, of 2610 Uphill Drive, was arrested early Thursday after his daughter was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

She told investigators that her father punched her in the face and ribs more than once and beat her with a leather strap. Investigators said injuries on her face and body matched those caused by a belt.

Allen was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. He has been released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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  • itsmyownopinion Jun 4, 2010

    I'm not sure why you're quoting me, 2beach4u, but I am not defending the father, and in no way do I condone abuse. Some others seem to think he's cool, that the girl probably did something deserving, not me.

  • 2beachy4u Jun 4, 2010

    "Some of you people need to take a long look in the mirror -- you think no better than he did in the heat of the moment. Other news outlets have reported he has a record of other criminal acts, including animal cruelty. The girl didn't report "daddy" -- the hospital did." itsmyownopinion...

    The girl didn't report daddy because she probably thought he would hurt her bad or kill her. I don't know what some of you are thinking. You can't love your child and act how he did. Since he has a history of violence, lock him up for a while and get him some therapy. Where was the mother? Why did she let this go on? I am not against discipline but this is way over board. Poor girl!

  • itsmyownopinion Jun 3, 2010

    Some of you people need to take a long look in the mirror -- you think no better than he did in the heat of the moment. Other news outlets have reported he has a record of other criminal acts, including animal cruelty. The girl didn't report
    "daddy" -- the hospital did.

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    How can a mother stand by and watch this happen to her child?

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    Its a shame that he needs to beat on a girl to feel like a man !

    NOT A MAN BUT A MONSTER!

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    Pray for this young lady that she will get through all of this.

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    Where was her mother in all of this? She is not much of mother to have allowed this.

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    That's NOT acceptable behavior. No way, no how!

    You are right. There are some parents who do beat their child and then walk this earth like they are some kind of saints. Please. Report these horrible parents.

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    My husband is an honest man. And I know that he is innocent."

    She is under-age (16) and it should be child abuse charges added.

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    How horrible! She should not be allowed to live with this man ever again. I am glad she reported him and I do hope the courts sends him to prison for 10 years. That would be a lesson for all parents.

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