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January 30, 2008

MSNBC On Dean Tong

Domestic Violence Expert Accused Of Abusing His Wife

Tampa Bay Online
updated 10:20 a.m. ET, Wed., Jan. 30, 2008
By Chris Echegaray

TAMPA - Dean Tong, an expert on family rights and domestic violence, was arrested Monday night, accused of abusing his wife during an argument a week ago.

Tong, 51, of Riverview, who has written books on false accusations of child abuse, was charged with tampering with a witness and battery domestic violence, according to an arrest report.

Tong was arguing with his wife Jan. 21 when he grabbed her and slammed her into the bedroom door, according to the report.

She attempted to call the sheriff's office but Tong grabbed her cell phone and told her he would ruin her if she called police, the report states. She suffered bruises on her arm and leg.

Tong is also a forensic trial consultant. He was accused of sexually abusing his 3-year-old daughter by his ex-wife, according to his Web site. He was acquitted but it took 10 years of litigation and $120,000 to receive unsupervised visits with his children, his Web site states.

Efforts to reach Tong were unsuccessful. He was being held at Orient Road Jail on $1,000 bail late Tuesday.

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