2013-10-17 / Local & State

Man Guilty Of Beating Wife Not Calling Him ‘Sir’

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man was convicted for beating his wife when she didn’t address him as “sir’’ in front of their kids.

Lancaster County prosecutors said 49-year-old Dan Kirby Kopp of Ephrata routinely beat his wife with a wooden paddle or his hand when he believed she was disrespectful.

The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster New Era said a jury convicted Kopp of misdemeanor stalking and harassment. He was sentenced Tuesday to one to 23 months in prison and one year parole, and was ordered to stay away from his now- estranged wife.

The wife used an iPhone to videotape a Sept. 2012 beating, which was shown to jurors.

The video shows the 6- foot-5, 230 pound man beating her with a paddle for not addressing him with “Yes, sir.’’

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