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Father who allegedly punched daughter in the face granted bail

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A man was released on bail after being accused of punching his daughter in the face. ACT Courts. Photo: Albert McKnight.

A father accused of punching his 16-year-old daughter in the head while they were in front of other children has been released on bail after telling a Canberra court his child had “made up lies”.

Court documents show that late on Saturday night (1 May), the man was in his lounge room along with the girl and another of his children, who had three friends over.

The 16-year-old asked her dad, who is aged in his late 30s, if she could invite some friends over as well, but he did not want people he did not know coming over late in the night and they started to argue.

He allegedly verbally abused his young daughter…



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