Friday, January 29, 2010

Dad arrested for beating son with extension cord (Jacksonville, Florida)

Dad KENNETH WOODY has been arrested on charges of child abuse after his son showed up in school with welts and bruises from a beating with an extension cord.

Police: Father Beat Son With Extension Cord
Boy Showed Welts, Bruises To School Officer Tuesday

POSTED: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
UPDATED: 8:17 pm EST January 27, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville father police said beat his son with an extension cord was arrested on charges of child abuse.

Police said Kenneth Woody's son showed several welts and bruises to a Duval County School Board police officer at North Shore Elementary School on Tuesday.

They said the boy told them he did not want to go home because he "keeps getting whipped with an extension cord."

Police questioned Woody, the boy's father, and then charged him with child abuse.