Dad RHON R. SHERON has pleaded guilty to two counts of battery of a child for beating his 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son with an electrical extension cord. For this he gets home detention and anger management classes. Notice that he still got of easy despite being an @$$ to the judge. A mother would NEVER have gotten away with this obnoxious behavior.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT: And where is the mother of these children? Is this a custodial father?
Dad gets home detention for beating kids
By SOPHIA VORAVONG • email@example.com • July 6, 2010
A Lafayette man was sentenced today to two years and six months on home detention for beating his 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son with an electrical extension cord, leaving cord-shaped welts.
Rhon R. Sheron, 32, pleaded guilty in June in Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 to two counts of battery on a child, a Class D felony.
During today's sentencing hearing, Sheron told Judge Randy Williams that he was raised in a household where beatings were normal for discipline.
He said he will soon begin anger management through the Indiana Department of Child Services.
"I love my kids," Sheron said. "This is the first time I've had to deal with DCS or anything of this matter."
According to court documents, the 11-year-old in March told a nurse and counselor at her Lafayette elementary school that she was "whopped" by her father.
The girl said her father was angry because her 13-year-old brother went to a friend's home without permission.
Police took photos of both child's injuries, which included marks in the outline of an extension cord.
Sheron's time on home detention will be followed by one year on supervised probation and six months on unsupervised probation.
He was given a combined 134 days credit for time already served in the Tippecanoe County Jail and for good behavior.
Though spared prison, Sheron was scolded for his defensiveness. He repeatedly interrupted both Williams and Deputy Prosecutor Laura Zeman while each was speaking.
"If this is the way you act with me, I can see why you whoop your kids," the judge said. "You can't control your anger. You can't wait to speak until spoken to."