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Tallahassee man charged with battery, child abuse after assaulting wife and kids

Tallahassee man becomes angry after setting up wife up for sex with another man
Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:30:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been charged with battery and child abuse, accused of assaulting his family after allegedly arranging for his wife to have sex with another man.

Michael Joseph Gabor, 36, contacted a man from a website to have sex with his wife Friday at their home, according to a probable cause affidavit.

But after the encounter started between his wife and the other man (while Gabor present), Gabor left the room, returned angry, began yelling at the victim and told the man to leave.

After the other man left, the victim told police Gabor punched and kicked her. Documents say her screams awakened their two children, who came into the room and begged him to stop kicking the victim.

The probable cause document says the victim ran with her children into another room and locked the door, which Gabor kicked open.

When one child tried to stop Gabor's advance upon the victim, Gabor punched that child in the chest, causing the child to fall to the ground. The other child slipped and suffered a cut on the leg from glass on the floor from something that Gabor broke.

The victim and children ran away from the house, according to the probable cause document. The victim told police she didn't call 911 because she left her cell phone at the house.

A Leon County Sheriff's Office deputy who documented injuries to the wife and children noted that one child's leg cut required 31 stitches and another child had a bruise on the chest where he was reportedly punched.

The wife had swollen lips, a swollen right eye, a broken nose, small facial lacerations, scratches on her back and bruising on her body, the deputy wrote.

In an interview at the Leon County Sheriff's Office, where Gabor brought his attorney, Gabor said an argument started after he asked the man to leave his house. Documents say Gabor claimed he hit his wife in self-defense after she first hit him in his forehead with a closed fist and then hit him several more times.

According to the documents, he showed the deputy marks on his forehead and bicep and bruises on his knees and forearm. He claimed the victim pushed him to the ground from behind and in falling he twisted his ankle and cut his leg on broken glass on the floor.

Gabor admitted one child may have gotten hit when the child came between him and his wife, but denied striking the other child.

Based on the evidence, Gabor was arrested. He faces charges two counts of cruelty toward a child without great bodily harm and one count of aggravated battery that causes bodily harm or disability.

Gabor was booked at the Leon County Detention Center on Monday and released on a $15,000 bond.