Chattanooga father accused of beating his daughter

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – A Chattanooga man was booked into the Hamilton County jail over night accused of a horrific case of child abuse and neglect.

According to the arrest affidavit, 51-year old Johnny Fields repeatedly punched his 12-year old daughters face. He is also accused of pulling her hair and beating her ribs.

Police found a small red scratch under the the girls eye.

Another child who said he witnessed the attack told police he had to pull Fields off of the girl.

Both kids told police, "This happens a lot at home."

Child protective services was called to further investigate.

Fields told officers that his ex-wife convinced the kids to make a report so that he would have to go to jail.

His bond was set at $3,000 and his next court date is May 8.

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