Friday, August 23, 2013

Dad arrested for assaulting 12-year-old son (Kalihi, Hawaii)


Father-son argument in Kalihi ends with hospitalization, arrest

By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 08:55 a.m. HST, Aug 22, 2013

LAST UPDATED: 02:22 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2013

An argument between a father and his 12-year-old son at a Kalihi public housing complex turned violent with the father now facing a criminal assault charge.

Police said the two were arguing at 2:30 p.m. at The Towers at Kuhio Park, formerly known as Kuhio Park Terrace, when the 38-year-old father allegedly struck his preteen son, sending him to the hospital for treatment.

The police report did not specify the type of injuries the youth suffered or what the father hit him with.

The father was arrested at the public housing complex and faces a second-degree assault charge.