Friday, January 8, 2010

Custodial dad arrested in beating of teenage son (El Paso County, Colorado)

Custodial dad JEREMIAH LOVATO has been arrested for beating his 15-year-son with a stick. Dad faces 1st-degree assault and felony child abuse charges. Not a word here on what happened to the boy's mother.

Father arrested in beating of son

January 08, 2010 11:09 AM

The father of a 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of beating his son with a stick, El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman deputy Teresa Murphy said today.

Jeremiah Lovato, 39, faces first-degree assault and felony child abuse charges. He is being held in the El Paso County jail on $250,000 bond.

The single father was arrested Sunday at the home he shares with his son east of Cimarron Hills after the boy, who was not identified, reported the beating to sheriff's deputies. The boy did not require medical treatment, Murphy said.