Saturday, October 13, 2012

7-year-old boy cries because he doesn't want to leave his mom and go with dad, so Dad repeatedly hits him in the face (Titusville, Pennsylvania)

This sounds like a custody/visitation case. The 7-year-old son is reluctant to go to the abusive dad, so he cries. Then Dad proves he's an abuser by repeatedly smacking the boy in the face, leaving significant bruising. This is the type of father who will then have the freaking nerve to accuse Mom of turning the kids against him, and take no responsibility for his own actions.

How much you want to bet that Daddy had a history of abusive/violent behavior, but got his rights anyway? The fact that this exchange took place in a parking lot is telling. Parking lots are frequently picked out by the courts as exchange locations for violent fathers. Wonder what judge is behind this ongoing child abuse? 

Dad is identified as MICHAEL JOHN OBRINGER.

Dad charged for hitting boy, 7, repeatedly 

By Tom Boyle

Friday, October 12, 2012 11:31 PM EDT

Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Union City father for allegedly smacking his 7-year-old son repeatedly in the face because the boy wouldn't stop crying.

Michael John Obringer, 27, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the case on Friday, according to the Titusville office of Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols.

Court papers state that Obringer faces one count each of simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and harassment.

Corry-based state police say that Obringer smacked his son approximately 10 to 15 times, leaving significant bruising and redness to the left side of his face.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the child's mother picked the boy up and saw that he had significant injuries to the side of his face.

Police reported that the child told troopers that his father had smacked him approximately 10 to 15 times in the face because he would not quit crying. 

The boy said he was crying because he did not want to leave his mother and go with his father, police said.

Police said the child told them that the assault happened in the parking lot of the Bloomfield fire company. 

He said his father pulled over, got out of the vehicle, opened the driver's side rear door and started hitting him.

Police said photos taken of the victim's injuries were taken and placed as evidence.