Is this criminal?

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    We had a debate with a couple of Russians the other day, and I wonder about your opinions.

    The case in question is this. A father kept beating and locking up his children every day for making noise. When he locked up his children in too dark places, they made even more noise by screaming in fear. A few times the neighbors heard it and threatened to call the police.

    If the police had actually come, would they have had a case against the father?

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    Child endangerment for one
     
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    In most states in the USA these days it is a felony to beat your children or wife.

    In virtually all states in the USA it would be considered felony child abuse to lock them up.

    Social services would be called-in to take the children away, and the D/A would probably prosecute the felonies.
     
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    So I think there is a big difference between the legal status of children in the western countries and that in the east.

    Still, would a child in a western country, in such a case, dare say yes to the Social services, knowing that when the agent leaves and goes back to the office, then he probably gets an even bigger beating at home?

    Plus, if the father gets prosecuted, how do they convince the child to testify, for the same reason?
     
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