Police investigate father after he cuts daughter's hair off as "punishment"

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A father is being investigated by the police after he cut his daughter’s hair. 

A father is being investigated by the police after he cut his daughter’s hair as “punishment” for getting highlights, BuzzFeed News report. 

According to the girl’s mother, her hair was cut off after he refused to allow her to get highlights – and was enraged when her mother took her to get them done as a treat.

In a now-private Facebook post, Christin Johnson shared two photos of her daughter – one with long, highlighted hair, and the other with short hair. 

“This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pics is what happened today before she was brought to me…all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!” Johnson said.

“So very sad. Kelsey will never be able to trust her dad again.” 

Johnson has since shared an image of her daughter, who requested a wig to cover the haircut.

“I’d like to thank the ladies at Lady Jane’s for making my baby feel more like herself!” Johnson wrote. “She got her smile back because of you ladies and your selfless acts of kindness! We truly appreciate you ladies so much.” 

Many who commented on the original post believed that it was “emotional abuse”. 

“You are so smart to have divorced that abusive jackass,” one commenter wrote. “He seems like a petty, vindictive jerk to abuse your child as a way to get at you. You have my respect as a strong single mom.”

And another said that Christin should be proud that she “let Kelsey know she should have always agency over her own body especially when men want to take it away”. 

According to BuzzFeed News, the Haskins Police Department has confirmed it will be investigating the case – and the fire department who employed her father has suspended him.  

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