Transcript for 14-year-old installs cameras to show alleged abuse
In the meantime, we turn now to a 14-year-old Florida girl who says she tried to report abuse for years but that no one would listen. So, she set up a hidden camera and what it captured. Tonight, the arrest, and ABC's gio Benitez with the images. And we warn you, this is difficult. Reporter: The video you're looking at was recorded on hidden surveillance cameras installed by a brave 14-year-old girl. Understand what you're talking about. Reporter: She told police people did not believe her claims that this man, 47-year-old Damon Becnel, was physically and verbally abusing her. Stop, stop! Reporter: The girl's mother asking us to hide the teen's the okaloosa county sheriff's office in Florida looking at this video from late December. Just watch. The man threatens the dog. I'm not putting up with you. Reporter: The girl begging him to stop. Stop! Reporter: Police say the video also shows the man head-butting the girl. I know more than you do. Reporter: Tonight, Damon Becnel is face charges of felony child abuse and animal cruelty. David, the girl is now with a state-assigned guardian. We tried reaching out to Becnel, but haven't heard back. He'll face a judge next month. David? Gio, thank you. And now to the race for 2020
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