A man from Orlando, Florida, was arrested for forcing his girlfriend’s daughter to eat her own vomit, police said.
Todd Brisebois, 28, forced his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter to eat her own vomit after she threw up on the kitchen table, according to an arrest report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
The girl’s father, who did not wish to be identified, told WESH she claimed Brisebois also pushed her head into a mattress until she was unable to breathe and beat her with a brown rubber hose.
The girl, who referred to Brisebois as “Mr. Todd,” also reportedly got two black eyes from her mother's boyfriend.
“I'm happy he was arrested, but in the end, it doesn't matter," the father said. "As long as I get my daughter out of this situation, I'm happy."
The father then videotaped his daughter recounting the incidents of abuse at the hands of Brisebois, and gave the videos to police.
“Always listen to your child," the father said. "Always listen to your child."
“We finally learned what to do and learned that recording is a good thing, especially when it comes to the safety of your child," he added.
Brisebois was charged with child abuse and later released from jail. He was ordered to stay away from the girl.
The girl’s mother told authorities the allegations against her boyfriend were made up as a way for the father to get full custody, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The two parents currently share custody.