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Drawings key in charging dad with threatening, hitting daughter with stun gun, says mother

Posted at 11:46 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 23:56:39-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Chesterfield father has been arrested after police say he hit and threatened one of his twin daughters with a stun gun.

Police sources tell CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett it was a taser.

L. Andrew Morgan told CBS 6 Wednesday that he never put it near the seven-year-old. But his little girls’ art work suggests something different to investigators.

"Discipline is one thing, but when you leave bruises, that's abuse," said the girls’ mother, Kimberly Stevens.

Now Morgan has been charged with felony child abuse along with assault and battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

L. Andrew Morgan

L. Andrew Morgan

"It's all bogus,” said Morgan, saying the accusations are false and he plans on proving it.

The twin girls tell Chesterfield Police that their father hit them because they weren't doing their chores fast enough. To intimidate them even more, they claim he held a Taser close to their faces. But their father insists it's simply not true.

When CBS reporter Jon Burkett asked him if he used it this weekend, he said, “No. The Taser hasn't been touched since January."

Stevens, the girls’ mother believes the drawings her daughters gave to police were crucial in charging Morgan with abuse. She also says both girls had bruises on their backs and side.

Taser

Morgan tells CBS 6, they came from a Go-Kart mishap on Saturday afternoon.

Stevens says that's not the story she got. "She told us the bruises came from her daddy hitting her with a belt," said Stevens.

Morgan says he does discipline when it comes to household chores like washing dishes, but adds he's never used a stun gun, or Taser, and says the allegations are trumped up to cost him money and valuable daddy-daughter time.

"I do yell about the dishes because we all eat off them and I make them re-wash them,” Morgan said. “I pay them an allowance to do their chores."

A protective order has been issued, which Morgan says he will ask a judge to lift at his next court appearance April 18.