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PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man has been arrested for allegedly forcing his wife’s two little sisters to drink beer.
Police said Jimmy Myron Patrick, 31, also made the 11 and 10-year-old girls panhandle so they could get more alcohol.
The incident took place early last Saturday morning. Patrick’s wife was also on hand, but reportedly did nothing because she’s afraid of Patrick.
Surveillance cameras at The Foundation For Blind Children at 1250 E. Harmont Dr. captured the incident. Footage from the cameras suggests that Patrick could possibly face additional charges.
“There’s indications that there was some molestation going on,” said Phoenix Police officer James Holmes.
Patrick has been charged with child abuse and providing minors with alcohol. His wife was also cited for giving the children alcohol.
Further charges could be filed after police examine the surveillance tape and conduct more interviews with the girls.