Bangor man accused of child abuse released on bail

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bangor man accused of violence against his 6-year-old son was in court today.

41-year-old Theodore Ellsworth pleaded not guilty to domestic violence assault.

He was arrested after a video circulated around the internet was given to police.

Court papers say Ellsworth is shown in the video holding the boy down and wrapping electrical tape around his face.

Police say Ellsworth told them his son tried to put the tape in his sister's hair and that he corrected him.

Ellsworth is free on $500 bail.

The children are in protective custody.

Ellsworth can only contact his son through authorized visits with DHHS.