Man who beat wife while kids hid in closet gets 10 years


This image provided by the Caddo Parish, La., Sheriff’s Office, shows Christopher Michael Rapp, who sentenced to 10-years on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after admitted to beating his estranged wife while their three children hid in a closet last year. (Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office via AP)

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who admitted beating his wife while their three children hid in a closet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

A news release from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office says the oldest child, then 10 years old, called 911 — and the beating was still going on when police kicked in the bedroom door.

The statement said 30-year-old Christopher Michael Rapp of Shreveport was sentenced Monday on two abuse charges.

Authorities say the woman was afraid to cooperate with prosecutors, who brought the case anyway.

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