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Flagler Beach Parent Accused of Brutalizing And Humiliating 2 Children Over Chores

| July 5, 2016

Jason Moffitt.

Jason Moffit.

According to his two children–one is 12, the other is 13–Jason Moffit, who is 36 and almost 6 feet tall, would repeatedly abuse them, humiliate them, punch, slap, kick and hit them.

It was happening often enough that a week ago, when they confided the alleged brutality to a neighbor–and told her that Moffit and his girlfriend had been in a fight in front of them–the neighbor helped the children “create a safety plan to come to her if they were ever abused or hurt again,” according to Moffit’s arrest report.

They allegedly were–Saturday afternoon. This is the account they gave Flagler Beach police and a Child Protection Investigator, as related in Moffit’s arrest report.

Moffit, who lives on North Daytona Avenue in Flagler Beach, had returned home from somewhere. He was upset, dissatisfied with how they’d gone about fulfilling the chores he’d assigned them. So he started allegedly physically, emotionally and verbally abusing them, and by purposefully humiliating them. One punishment was to cut the girl’s waist-length hair to above her shoulder. He also allegedly shaved the boy’s hair in addition to the physical abuse.

A police officer documented “multiple bruising and cuts” on the boy’s face, head, arms and abdomen. He had “noticeable swelling to his face,” his head had been “freshly shaved,” with “multiple red razor burn brush strokes and abrasions to his scalp.” His right bicep was bruised. He had an abrasion to his abdomen. The child told police that Moffit had “hit him in the arm and had kicked in his lower abdomen,” the arrest report states.

The girl was bruised at the brow bone above both eyes. She had a bruise to her left bicep. She told a detective that she had a bruise to her right hip where Moffit had punched her.

After hours of abuse, around 2 a.m., the children managed to sneak out of the house and go to their neighbor’s house to seek help. The neighbor called police and took the children to the police department, where a detective and a victim’s advocate reported and spoke with the children.

Moffit was arrested last year for failing to pay child support. In 2005, he faced a battery charge and a charge of contempt of a domestic violence injunction. Both charges were dropped. On Saturday, he was charged with two counts of “abuse with great and cruelty toward a child,” or aggravated child abuse, first-degree felonies. He posted $10,000 bond and was released.

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9 Responses for “Flagler Beach Parent Accused of Brutalizing And Humiliating 2 Children Over Chores”

  1. girl says:

    Question… why dose he have these children in the first place… Hopefully he will not get them back…

  2. A.S.F. says:

    Horrible story. This man does not deserve to be called “a father.” he is merely a “sperm donor.” And being a “sperm donor” does not entitle one to have custody of a child where abuse has been reported. These children need to be placed somewhere where they will be safe. Their needs should come first before anything (or anyone) else.

  3. Leslie says:

    Why was he allowed bail? He is a repeat violent offender!

  4. blondee says:

    Thank goodness there are still people that care about their neighbors.

  5. Grateful Dad says:

    Thank god the neighbor was there for these kids, often times people don’t get involved when necessary.
    This was absolutely necessary!!!

  6. FloridaGma says:

    Amen .. Why bail?? Hope the children find a safe place to go . Would hep them myself … Hope he gets whats coning to him!!!

  7. Cyd Weeks says:

    There is a no contact order in place…don’t know if he had to leave the home or the kids were placed elsewhere. Horrible…just horrible.

  8. Rich Mikola says:

    Why the low bail for this dirt bag? A thousand dollars and he’s back on the street before the cops are finished with the paperwork! Put him in the lockup and let the others know how he beat 2 little kids.

  9. JMT says:

    This is a horrible story and I can’t believe either this guy got bail. I hope the kids have a safe place to go and there won’t be any way he can hurt them anymore. I also hope he has no way of retaliation against the angel next door who helped those poor kids after “hours of abuse”. It’s so upsetting and makes me so angry someone can treat their kids like this.

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