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Published: Saturday, 1/21/2012

Father accused of caging girl, 12


CINCINNATI -- A Hamiton County, Ohio, man charged with punishing his 12-year-old daughter by binding her hands and feet with duct tape and sticking her into a dog cage, then threatening to electrify the crate, was being held Friday on a $50,000 bond.

James Tapke, 41, is charged with child endangering. His attorney, Christopher Jackson, told a judge the incident was a joke that "got out of control."

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