CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati dad was jailed for 30 days after admitting to tying up his 12-year-old daughter, locking her in a dog cage and threatening to electrify it, WKRC reported Wednesday.
James Tapke, from Springfield Township, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the unlawful restraint of his daughter during an incident in January.
Relatives raised the alarm after seeing pictures of the girl, bound with duct tape and caged, on Facebook.
The 41-year-old said he locked the girl in the dog cage as punishment because she was misbehaving.
The incident only lasted a few minutes, and the girl was not harmed, prosecutors said.
The girl is now in the custody of other family members.