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Police: Dad Tied Up Daughter, Put Her In Dog Cage

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio man tied up his 12-year-old daughter with duct tape and stuck her in a dog cage as punishment, then threatened to electrify it.

James Tapke has been charged with child endangering. A judge Friday set bond at $50,000. Police in Springfield Township near Cincinnati say the 41-year-old man wrapped duct tape around the girl's hands and feet, then shut her in a large dog cage on Jan. 10. Police say her 13-year-old brother let her out after about 20 minutes, but Tapke put her back in after she poured water on him.

Authorities say Tapke put an electrical jumper pack outside the cage and said several times that he could electrify the cage. Tapke's attorney says it was a joke that got out of hand.

      
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