This is a good illustration of the "failure to protect" charge being leveled at mothers. Statistically, the fathers rights people love to tell us that mothers abuse just as much as fathers, if not more.
In reality, mothers are arrested for "failing" to subdue some violent goon who outweighs them by 50 pounds. Somehow, like Wonderwoman, they're going to stop a violent enraged man from wailing away on a child. Don't we all wish we could do that....
Two arrests: one for the violent crime of assault, one for endangerment.
Dad is identified as CHRISTIAN PIKE.
Dad allegedly hit child with bamboo
Updated: Thursday, 23 Aug 2012, 4:01 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 23 Aug 2012, 4:01 PM EDT
PIKE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two Wyoming County parents have been arrested after deputies say the father used a bamboo stick to punish a 7-year-old child.
In the Town of Pike, Wyoming County Sheriff's deputies took 31-year-old Christian Frazier and 31-year-old Sarah Varnes into custody, charging both with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Frazier was also charged with second degree assault. Deputies say Frazier used a bamboo stick to punish a 7-year-old child while three children under the age of 17 looked on.
Frazier was taken to the Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 bail. Varnes was released after being processed. Both will return to court in September.