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Police: Pennsylvania Man Beat 2-Year-Old Girl To ‘Toughen Her Up’

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces attempted homicide charges for allegedly beating his fiance’s 2-year-old daughter because he thought the girl’s upbringing had been too lenient.

The Morning Call of Allentown reports 24-year-old Brandon Bishop admitted punching, kicking and choking the girl and picking her up by her hair and dropping her. Investigators say he told officers the girl was a princess who needed a tougher upbringing.

According to a criminal complaint, Bishop said he didn’t want to kill the girl but when he beat her, he felt like another person who may have been trying to kill her.

Bishop is jailed in lieu of $300,000 bail.

The girl’s mother is also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police say she did nothing despite knowing about the abuse.

Information from: The Morning Call,

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  • Duwaine Walker

    I find it unbelievable that any woman would allow a man to beat their child, esp. since he was not the birth parent. These are the actions that create dysfunction adults in our society. Another abused child who will grow up angry and disconnected. No wonder crime is on the up rise. It is important to raise our children and bring them up in the way we want them to go. There are no bad children, there is only bad parents. Morals =values = virtue , but most can’t distinguish because they have no value system themselves.

  • Horace Biggs

    I say these kids can fend for themselves. Nobody looked out for me when I was coming along. Seems like we’re just raising a nation of crybabies….

  • Soothsayer

    Maybe it’s time for the world to really end. Every day worse than the last.

  • grumpy

    Virtually, everything that a person wants to do in life,they have to take a test in order to do it……………..except for being a parent. Go figure?

  • Tyred

    OH NO, not another “nut-case” who’s going to cop-out by saying that he “heard voices” or some other bs!! I can almost see it now…..he’ll get lawyered-up and found “guilty but insane”. He should pay severely for what he has done and that,too, should be public knowledge. Then maybe some good will be done, by making some other AH think twice before he or she does the same thing to another child.

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  • John Poitres

    This monster needs to be locked up with some very large inmate who can show him what being abused feels like.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Place him in a cell with a guy named Grizzly so that he can be Grizzly’s woman. Also, let him go out in the exercise yard with the General Population. I’m not done yet. But, I’ll stop before I REALLY get to the gruesome torture he deserves.

  • daniem

    Mr or Ms. “GodWatchesYou” you are either mocking the Bible or you are a very sick individual who tries to justify beating a two year old.
    Don’t use the Word of God to justify abusive behavior.

    • Jennifer

      You are absolutely right. Our Creator is love, personified. Rather, what has occurred is the demonic force that has permeated this entire world. 1John 5:19 says that the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one, Satan the devil. That said, Satan and his demons wield a heavy influence over unsuspecting people by influencing their actions, unbeknownst to themselves. How many times have you heard said,”I would never expect s/he to do such a thing”. Even this man, Bishop, said he didn’t want to kill the child, but he felt like “another person” may have been trying to do it. It’s a scary thing to admit that if there is a God and angels, there is also the Devil and demons….

      • Anonymous

        You know what else is scary? You have to believe in the devil and demons as well as God and the Angels. We always know who the enemy is. God and Angels keeps the devil and demons away from us. It’s all about ‘believing’. And I “BELIEVE IN GOD AND ANGELS.” It’s true: We Never Walk Alone!!

  • kate

    this child should never have had to bear this beating— however this animal who did this along with the so called “mother” both should suffer the rest of their lives.
    my God i hope they are not giving the child back to that woman.

  • GodWatchesYou

    The ungodly shall gnash their teeth as this world descends ever deeper into its moral cesspool because they don’t accept God’s Word. Those of you who choose man’s law over God’s Law shall inherit the cesspool you deserve.

    Proverbs 23:13-14
    Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.


    • The Left Hand of God

      Thats your God talking NOT mine!

    • cece

      Godwatchesyou is a nut. This animal who became a demon possessed and beat the baby was not correcting a child’s bad behavior. U R dangerous to be around a child just for thinking and saying such garbage.


      You are a VERY IGNORANT A$$HOLE, and if you agree with this type of abuse of a 2 year old, let alone ANY child, I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL!!!!

    • JeannieMac

      You are insane and are no better than the animal that beat that poor innocent child.

    • Tyred

      Maybe we and the police should be keeping an eye on you!!!

    • Anita

      You and your pseudo xian counterparts need to get a life. What CHILD is ‘ungodly’. She got beaten NOT the idiot who beat her. Go get yourself some sackcloth and ashes and meet up with your buddies who are waiting for the ‘rapture’.

    • cindy

      The Iron Rod is the word of God…teach your children what Jesus taught…Love one another…Spare the Rod and spoil the child is NOT the word of God but a Proverb written by a fallen king….There is a dfiference in the Bible between what God said through his prophets and what some king with carnal desires said in his poetry…
      Also, This guy is a psycho path…The Mother should be ashamed and all mothers of daughters should think twice before dating…

      • cindy

        I want to add…A Rod in that day was a shepherd’s staff…an instrument of guidance and protection…THAT is the Rod, NOT the Rod the you BEAT someone with…If you are going to QUOTE the Bible…do yourself a favor and STUDY it…
        Quoting scripture without a real knowledge of its meaning makes you look like an ASS. And I mean the Donkey kind…

      • GodWatchesYou

        You have a problem with reading comprehension; what part of “beatest” don’t you understand? To all but cretins and corrupters, the meaning is obvious: the rod is an instrument of discipline necessary to guide one’s children on the straight and narrow path. Which are you…a cretin or a corrupter of God’s Word?

        Regarding your aspersion against the Book of Proverbs, you blaspheme against God Almighty when you refute His Word. The entire Holy Bible is written by men as instruments of God. Where did your so-called “true” men of God state that the book of Proverbs is false? Please clarify for me–and for God–which parts of His Word that you affirm and which you reject. Go on and return to your vomit:

        2 Peter 2:22
        But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.


  • Anonymous

    Sorry for the error: That should say “@ The voice of REASON, not readon.”

  • Anonymous

    @ The voice of readon: If there’s anything left after you’re done with him, I’d like a few moments alone with this animal also. To possibly finish him off. I hope they put him in GenPop so the other prisoners can give him what that little girl got and worse.

  • The voice of reason

    Five minutes alone with this animal, thats all I ask.

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