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Police say man choked daughter over nude Snapchat photos

Hamilton County deputies arrested Christian Amason, a Tennessee man they say abused his teen daughter over pictures she had posted on social media. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVC) - Hamilton County deputies arrested a man they say abused his teenage daughter over pictures she had posted on social media.

Officers say they responded to the Mapco on North Hickory Valley Road to meet with the victim.

She told officers she was at home when she and her mother started arguing about pictures she had posted on Facebook. She said her mother started to spank her. When the victim wouldn't let her mother spank her, her father, Christian Amason, allegedly got involved.

The police report says Amason, 45, grabbed the victim by the throat and started slapping her. The victim went to her bedroom, where she says her parents followed her. She says they argued more and her father hit her again. She says he grabbed her by the throat and started choking her.

She told police she called her sister to come pick her up.

Deputies responded to the house to interview the parents. They told investigators they got angry when they found their daughter was posting nude pictures on Snapchat. They both admitted to spanking her. Amason told officers he lost control of his anger and hit her obsessively and choked her.

He was arrested and charged with child neglect.

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