Dad KENNY LEE FROST is charged with beating his 12-old daughter with a belt because she--drumroll, please--"forgot to bring home a test from school."
Utterly ridiculous that you could even pretend to justify the beating of somebody for a memory glitch. You want to tell me that Daddy has perfect recall? Spare me.
The girl had "severe brusing" on her legs and buttocks, and also reported being beaten in the abdomen. Abdominal trauma can often lead to life-threatening internal injuries. Not that Daddy seemed to care about that much.
And notice that this couple quite clearly had some sort of shared or joint custody situation, too. The beating apparently occured on November 11 (a Thursday), and Mom didn't pick up the girl until November 14 (a Sunday).
How much you want to bet that Daddy had a history of domestic violence and child abuse even BEFORE this custody situation was set up? And that all that history was just ignored--because as you know, a father's rights trump everything else these days.
And do you think Daddy's custodial rights will be abridged because of this incident? You would hope--but don't bet the farm on it.
Hawkins man charged with child abuse after alleged belt beating
Published January 25th, 2011 Added January 25th, 2011 4:17 am
CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man was charged with misdemeanor child abuse Saturday stemming from an alleged belt beating he gave his daughter in November.
According to an arrest warrant filed by Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeff Greer, Kenny Lee Frost, 31, 2102 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill, is accused of beating his 12-year-old daughter with a belt on Nov. 11, 2010.
The child’s mother, Amanda Frost, reported to the HCSO that when she picked up her daughter from Frost’s residence on Nov. 14 she observed severe bruising on the girl’s legs and buttocks.
The girl reportedly told her mother that Frost had “whipped her with a belt” because she forgot to bring home a test from school.
“(The daughter) stated that he got a leather belt and became enraged and started striking her on the legs and buttocks with the belt,” Greer stated in his report. “She stated that she asked her father to quit but he didn’t. She asked him again and again, and she stated he pushed her down on the couch and struck her across the abdomen with the belt.”