Jason Birdno took the stand this morning and denied all of the allegations against him.
He said he has never had sexual acts with his daughter, but did admit he has abused his children and treated them harshly. He also said after incidents with the Department of Family Services, he later contacted them to help assist he and his wife in becoming better parents.
Birdno has proved that his temper is very short. More than once he snapped at Monroe County Prosecutor Talley Kendrick during his time on the stand. He had to verbally restrained by his attorney Gilis Leonard.
Updates are limited on Twitter today because Judge Wes Dalton is not allowing cameras or phones in the courtroom. Updates will be made during breaks and recesses. Follow @DominicGenetti #Birdnocase