After reportedly beating his daughter for not getting enough Halloween candy while trick-or-treating, a man from Racine, Wisconsin, is facing charges of child abuse and drug possession.
Brian T. Blair, 33, was charged on Nov. 2 with possession of cocaine and child abuse. According to WISN, Blair has been beating the girl and her sister since his release from federal prison in 2014. Blair is related to both children.
Investigators noticed child had visible marks on her body from an incident a few days before. The girl said she was whipped with a cord from a phone charger on her thighs and hands.
Blair allegedly used a clothes hanger to beat her because she did not bring home enough candy after being out trick-or-treating.
Her sister told Racine police Blair used a plastic hanger to constantly hit her and also pulled her hair.
On Nov. 1, the girl went to her grandmother's house to escape her father, reports WISN. The grandmother told officials Blair called her, looking for the girls. He reportedly said, "I'm going to beat the hell out of them when they get here," according to the criminal complaint.
When Blair was taken into custody, police say they found 3.5 grams of cocaine in one of his pockets.
Blair's bond is set at $2,000. During his appearance in court, Blair was ordered to not contact the girls or their family, according to The Journal Times. His preliminary hearing will take place on Nov. 11.
The child abuse charges are punishable by a maximum of three years in prison, up to three years on extended supervision and a $10,000 fine. If convicted of the maximum sentences of each charge, he could face up to 15 years in prison.