Here's the lateset development in this incident:
"Updated Oct 25, 2011 - 7:37 pm
Man pleads not guilty to forcing daughter into sword fight
The Yelm man who police say forced his teenage daughter into a two-hour medieval sword fight pleaded not guilty to assault charges Tuesday.
Fremon Seay, 38, and his wife Julie Seay, 42, both pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault in the presence of a child.
Police say Seay was angry that his 16-year-old daughter had run away, so he forced her to dress up in Renaissance armor with a shield and wooden sword.
"He armed himself with a piece of wood fashioned to look like a medieval sword," said Lieutenant Greg Elwin.
Seay is accused of forcing his daughter to "battle" him for two hours. The fight ended when she collapsed.
"He basically helped her back into the house and ordered her to strip down to her underwear," Elwin said. "Then he saw the bruising all over her body and made some comment 'Well I'm sorry that that happened, I just wish you hadn't have been so stubborn so I didn't have to go this far.'"
The father is also accused of sitting on the teen and whipping the backs of her legs with a willow switch.
The girl's stepmother was charged for failing to intervene."
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