S.C. Dad Charged With Tattooing Teen Daughter

By Rachel Katz

Feb 12, 2013 3:27pm

Victor Shane Scoggins of Richland County, S.C., has been charged with child neglect for allegedly tattooing a picture of a gun on his 14-year-old daughter.

Deputy Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff Department told ABC News that the 40-year-old tattooed a “Browning” symbol and a “Daddy’s Girl” on his daughter’s wrist. The incident occurred on October 1, 2012, but Scoggins was not arrested until February 7, 2013, when he turned himself in to the Richland County Sheriff Department.

He has been charged with the tattooing of a minor, unlawful neglect of a child and not having a required certificate.  Scoggins was taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

According to Wilson, police were tipped off when a witness saw Scoggins’s daughter with the tattoos and told another person about them, who eventually contacted the Richland County Sheriff Department.  Police then questioned the girl about the tattoos.

Police are investigating whether Scoggins was also tattooing others in his home illegally. Scoggins still has custody of his daughter.

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