CRIME
09/15/2014 11:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Father Used Dog Shock Collar On Girl: Police

Sheboygan County Sheriff

A Wisconsin man faces child abuse charges after police said he used a shock collar meant for dogs on his 7-year-old daughter.

Zachary Kacmar, 28, was arrested after his wife called police on Sept. 10 following an Aug. 30 incident in which the couple's daughter complained that she'd been shocked with the collar.

WISN reports:

The child told investigators that her father placed their dog's shock collar around her neck and said "Let's see if this fits." She said that Kacmar then pushed a button on a remote control, shocking her in the neck.

The child took the collar off and ran upstairs to tell her mother. The shock left a mark on the girl's neck, the Sheboygan Press reports.

According to WITI, the woman told police she took photos of the girl's injuries, and that her husband tried to delete them.

She said she wasn't going to alert authorities at first, but changed her mind after talking with her pastor.

At first, Kacmar told police that his daughter wanted to feel how it felt to be shocked, and had put the collar on herself, and pressed the button. He later admitted to shocking the girl but said he was surprised and upset it actually shocked her.

He said he didn't consider the consequences of his actions.

Kacmar faces up to six years in prison if he is convicted.

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