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Kristopher Harvey spoke with CBS 5 News after his arrest. Kristopher Harvey spoke with CBS 5 News after his arrest.
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

An Arizona father has pled not guilty to child abuse after he admitted to forcing his sons to drink liquor.

Kristopher Harvey of Surprise went before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Wednesday on two counts of child abuse, according to court spokesman Vincent Funari.

Harvey said his teenage sons were visiting from California earlier this month when he found out they were taking alcohol when he wasn't home.

Harvey told CBS 5 News that's when he made his 13 and 14-year-old sons consume three shots each of hard liquor.

A neighbor heard to the boys screaming in the pool, called 911, and Harvey was arrested.

"Unfortunately it was some of the things I learned when I was a child, that this is how you teach your children to do things. I realize now that it was the biggest mistake of my life," Harvey said in an interview with CBS 5 after his arrest.

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