A 36-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to fifth-degree domestic violence -- a felony -- for beating his then-17-year-old daughter after she told him she did not want to have an abortion, the Christian Telegraph website reports today (June 9, 2014).
In June 2013, Brian Schultz took his daughter -- then several months pregnant -- to an abortion clinic to set up an appointment for an abortion.
After the daughter said she wanted to keep the child, Schultz and his wife, Renee Schultz, 41, began striking her.
On June 5, 2014, Schultz pleaded guilty to the felony charge. The charges were dropped against his wife, because the victim wanted her to be able to take care of the family's two younger girls.