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Alabama Dad Arrested For Allegedly Beating Teen Daughter Who Revealed His Affair

Christopher Andrighetti allegedly beat his 14-year-old daughter with a shower curtain and a piece of wood and then threw glass bottles at her. She fled after he left her to clean up his mess.

By Megan Carpentier
Tragic and Disturbing Cases of Child Abuse

An Alabama man is facing multiple child abuse charges after he allegedly beat his teenage daughter who shared her suspicions that he'd been having an affair.

Christopher Andrighetti, 39, was charged with first-degree domestic violence–assault, second-degree domestic violence–criminal mischief, and child abuse on Monday, according to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. He is still in custody, though bail has been set at $200,000, according to jail records reviewed by Oxygen.com.

Police were called to his mobile home on Monday by Andrighetti's neighbor in Russellville, Alabama — about 100 miles northwest of Birmingham — after the suspect's 14-year-old daughter went to a neighbor's home with visible injuries, Huntsville CBS affiliate WHNT reported.

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The daughter allegedly told police that she had previously discovered that Andrighetti had a social media account about which his family was unaware, suspected he was using it to have some kind of affair, and had told her mother. 

Andrighetti allegedly didn't take the consequences of the reveal very well.

A police handout of Christopher Andrighetti

"He struck the daughter with his fist, a shower curtain rod, a piece of wood, shoved her to the floor, slapped her, and threw items including glass bottles at her," the press release stated.

He then allegedly told the girl to clean up the mess he had made and, when she went to the kitchen to grab a trash bag, she noticed the front door was open and fled the residence.

The responding officers went to the mobile home where they allegedly observed "broken beer bottles outside, items that had been recently cut up, a broken Nintendo Switch, and blood droplets outside the mobile home door."

When police then forced their way into the home, the place was even more of a mess.

"The TV had been destroyed, laptops crushed and ripped apart, kitchen items scattered all over the place, children’s bedroom furniture thrown around, and clothes everywhere," the press release stated.

Andrighetti was found hiding in a bedroom closet with allegedly self-inflicted lacerations to his arms and torso. He was arrested and treated on the scene.

The victim's younger sibling was found hiding in a separate closet in the residence. The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.