Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Judge goes easy on dad who beats child with belt for playing hopscotch wrong (Burlington, Kentucky)

Yet another case where the father's abuse of the children isn't taken very seriously. According to the sheriff's office, dad CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON admitted that he had beaten his young son with a belt "because he didn't like the way the youngster was playing hopscotch." The child had bruising around the buttocks area. But Judge Michael Collins doesn't seem to care about the matter much, and has declined to send a felong child abuse charge against the father to a grand jury.


Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010
Judge won't send abuse charge to grand jury
The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Ky. -- A northern Kentucky judge has declined to send a felony child abuse charge against a father to a grand jury.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office charged Christopher Robinson, claiming he whipped his son with a belt on July 4 because he didn't like the way the youngster was playing hopscotch. Robinson had pleaded not guilty, saying bruises to the boy's buttocks came from an earlier fall at a swimming pool.

Robinson said he spanked his son for being disrespectful, not over a game.


Boone District Judge Michael Collins conducted a hearing Monday and did not remand the charges. They will be dismissed unless the prosecutor takes them directly to the grand jury or files misdemeanor charges.

Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/08/24/1404657/judge-wont-send-abuse-charge-to.html#ixzz0xYHjxNlV