Man arrested for whipping 2-year-old with belt

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 5:44pm
Staff reports

Police arrested a Nashville man after they said he admitted to whipping his 2-year-old daughter with a belt for defecating in her pants.

On Monday afternoon, police arrested the 26-year-old father on charges of child abuse of a child 6 years old or less. He made bond that day and is set to appear in court on May 17.

After a weekend visit, the man's young daughter told her mother about the beating. When the mother called and asked him about the incident, which allegedly took place on March 13, he admitted hitting her with a belt, according to an affidavit.

After the mother took the child to Summit Medical Center to be examined, police were called to investigate. The affidavit states that police photographed bruising to both of the victim’s lower legs.

According to police, when they showed the photographs to the father, he said he had caused the injuries. 

The City Paper does not reveal names in legal proceedings that could identify underage victims of a crime. 

11 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 4/27/10 at 3:50

What a fine line we walk...

By: TITAN1 on 4/27/10 at 4:30

I don't see a fine line here. Hitting a 2 year old with a belt is uncalled for.

By: NewYorker1 on 4/28/10 at 7:55

Proof that we are becoming a Socialist country. I'm sooooooo sooooooo glad I don't have any children, because the first time the government or anybody for that matter try to tell me how to raise them, then you raise them. They will immediately be put up for adoption.

By: localboy on 4/28/10 at 7:56

...between discipline and rage...

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 8:37

Visitation rights for the father should be suspended indefinitely...the mother needs some good pro-bono work, to rid herself of the abusive A-hole who beat her 2-year old child. Hopefully, the toddler-beater will bunk with "Bubba" and if there is any justice, he'll get to play "hide the salami".

By: FAMUAce on 4/28/10 at 9:20

Are you serious? I agree with NewYorker. The day the government wants to tell me how to discipline my child, they can take her. The folks have overstepped their bounds on this one. Most definitely.

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 10:02

Imagine that, the child-beater actually has supporters on this board. If you think that whipping a 2-year old with a belt is fit punishment for defecating in her pants, then yes, please surrender your kid(s) to the authorities, now....you are unfit to raise children.

By: Loner on 4/28/10 at 10:09

The Editors should have put the word "Man" in quotation marks in the headline for this story. This flagellating creep is not a man, not by my definition. How big is a two-year old girl and how big is a 26-year old male...the guy thinks he needs a belt as an equalizer? That's one sick dude.

By: MamaG on 4/28/10 at 10:55

By: FAMUAce on 4/28/10 at 10:20
Are you serious? I agree with NewYorker. The day the government wants to tell me how to discipline my child, they can take her. The folks have overstepped their bounds on this one. Most definitely.

Are YOU serious? No one has the right to beat a 2 year old child with a belt for crapping her pants. I don't care who they are. She's probably barely potty trained for Christ's sake! This dude needs to be castrated so he has no worries about having to discipline any future offspring.

By: house_of_pain on 4/28/10 at 11:17

It's wrong to hit a 2 year-old with a belt, just for having an accident. The father of this child has a problem.

By: NewYorker1 on 4/28/10 at 2:56

See, that's what's wrong with society now. Parents aren't discipline their children anymore. I say whoop that @zz with an extension cord even when you are one or two years old. You got to start discipline early to show them who's boss in the family. Use a hot iron or whatever device you can to get the message across.