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Police Investigate Child Abuse After Mom Claims Daughter’s Hair Was Chopped Off By Her Dad

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

On January 31, 2017, Christin Johnson shared three photos of her daughter, Kelsey.

The first picture shows the young teen with long blonde hair. The other two show Kelsey later, with her locks completely lopped off.

Earlier this month, we covered the beginning of Kelsey’s story — but that was before local police got involved.

Ohio mom Christin claims her daughter’s father chopped off the teen’s hair. Now, police are investigating to determine if what happened to 13-year-old Kelsey qualifies as child abuse.

Christin’s post says that her daughter’s father and stepmother forced Kelsey to cut her hair. She wrote:

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!

Both Kelsey’s father and stepmother, who work as volunteer firefighters, have been put on leave.

BuzzFeed News spoke with the Haskins Police Department. They confirmed they are investigating this incident for possible child abuse.

“Police Chief Colby Carroll told BuzzFeed News [that] Johnson filed a complaint alleging her daughter’s father and stepmother forced the haircut on their daughter as punishment the same day she made the post,” BuzzFeed reported.

Watch the video below to find out more about the incident and what’s being done to follow up on Christin’s claims, and please SHARE this article with your friends!

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Photos: Facebook 1, 2 / Christin Johnson

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