Friday, December 26, 2014

Dad charged with felony assault in beating of 6-year-old son; was this a custody/visitation situation? (Glens Falls, New York)

 Get a clue, folks. If the "spanking" is hard enough to leave welts, it's not a spanking. It's a beating.

Also, notice the language about when this took place. Did this beating take place during the father's visitation/custody time?

Dad is identified as JEFREY LAMPHEAR.

Queensbury father arrested after allegedly spanking son, leaving welts

By Keshia Clukey Published 8:22 pm, Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Glens Falls man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly spanked his 6-year-old hard enough to leave welts, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Jeffrey Lamphear, 39, of Queensbury was charged with felony assault.

Sheriff's investigators and county Child Protective Services were called to a Glens Falls home Monday for reports of possible child abuse that occurred on Saturday, according to a news release.

Investigators spoke with a 6-year-old and his mother. The boy told investigators that over the weekend his father struck him several times on the buttocks leaving bruising and welts, according to the release. His mother found the bruises Sunday night when the boy got back from his grandparents' house. His mother brought him to the emergency room, The boy was not seriously injured.

Lamphear, the boy's father, admitted to investigators that he had spanked the child as a punishment but may have hit harder than he expected, according to the release.

Lamphear was arraigned and released with a full no contact order of protection for the victim.