Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dad charged with felony child abuse after beating 5-year-old son during visitation (El Mirage, Arizona)

Classic media headline bias. When a child has severe bruising, it's a beating or an assault. Not a "spanking," which is a quick swat to the behind. And the charge is FELONY child abuse, which should tell you something. Notice that this all took place during dad DEREK SARBER's visitation. Makes me wonder whether he had a past history of domestic violence/child abuse that the family courts ignored.

El Mirage father arrested for spanking 5-year-old son
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:58 PM CDT
Updated: Apr 27, 2012 8:07 PM CDT

A mother has pressed charges against her son's father after her son came home with bruises.

The El Mirage police said the mother picked up the boy Wednesday after he had been with his father for a visitation. The boy complained of pain and the mother found severe bruises on his arm and buttocks.

Police said the 5-year-old told his mother that his dad had spanked him because he could not spell his name correctly.

The boy was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.

On Thursday, the boy's father, Derek Sarber, 29, was booked in jail on one count of felony child abuse.