New Castle man arrested, accused of illegally tattooing 16-year-old

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Daniel McWhorter

UPDATE:

Daniel McWhorter pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, and was sentenced to one year in jail. That sentence was suspended except for six days served. He was also assessed a fine and had to pay court fees.

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. – A New Castle man was arrested Friday, accused of violating state law by tattooing a 16-year-old girl without parental permission.

Daniel Ayers McWhorter, 31, was charged with tattooing a minor, which is a Class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum one-year jail sentence.

The investigation into the incident began in April when the minor’s father requested an officer to come to his house. When the officer arrived, the teen showed him a tattoo saying “Never Give Up” on her right pelvic area, according to a police report.

The girl told the officer she received that tattoo from McWhorter without her parents’ written permission. She also stated that McWhorter was an acquaintance of her father and he was aware of her age.

The officer didn’t take a photo of the tattoo, because it was in a “sensitive area,” according to the report.

McWhorter was later interviewed by phone in May, when police say he denied tattooing the teen.

McWhorter was charged in June. He was previously convicted of domestic battery and invasion of privacy in 2009.