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‘Whooping’ improved child’s grades – Court hears

A former US Army soldier has been ordered to seek anger management sessions after he was placed before the courts for beating his step-daughter and causing her injuries. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A former soldier and native of the US Virgin Islands living here in the Virgin Islands (British) has been ordered to seek anger management sessions after he was placed before the courts by Social Development Department for beating his step-daughter and injuring her.

Today he is out on $50,000 bail and is to be back in court on September 9, 2017. The accused made his first appearance in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday May 12, 2017 and pleaded not guilty to two counts of child cruelty.

It was a teacher who was moved with concern for the child who was allegedly in pain and had asked the teacher for ice to put on her aching wounds. Questioning her and examining the child, the teacher was allegedly told by the student that she received a beating from her step-father.

The matter was further taken to the school’s Principal and the Social Development Department. The court heard on Friday that that there were at least two occasions where the child was ‘whooped’.

In the first case, October 4, 2016 she was allegedly beaten for not doing her school work well and the second, interviewed on May 4, 2017 she allegedly told Social Workers she was beaten for eating something that belonged to her mother without permission. In both instances the child was severely beaten with a belt on her hands and legs.

The accused man did admit to police that he “scolded” the child but also said he “hits hard” and that he suffers from anger problem induced by his “war” experiences. The court heard through his attorney Stephen R. Daniels that the step-daughter’s grades had shown significant improvements since the ‘whooping’.

18 Responses to “‘Whooping’ improved child’s grades – Court hears”

  • usa (15/05/2017, 12:27) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    People still do that?
    • 5 words (15/05/2017, 17:58) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      Mentally Sick. Slave Masters' Mentality.
    • @usa (17/05/2017, 09:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some of you needed a beating yourself!... yes we still do that. I do not agree on abuse. Some people take it too far and if the child was hungry and ate her mother's food why beat her for that? Some children have learning disabilities and should not be beating for that, but at times this form of discipline is necessary. A few strikes on the buttock or hands is quite enough 'not in anger' or in excess...but I don't believe that a teenager should be beating but punished. If society don't like the rules of my household pick them all up at the door.
  • Spare the rod (15/05/2017, 12:39) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    and spoil the child. We often hear these words as we were growing up but a little discipline now and again is worth it but according to how it is done.Punishment must be crried out accordingly and correctly. Dont punish to kill or be destructive.A few years ago I volunteered by assisting my eldest sister with her daycare in the US.She said dont punish them I will as I dont want their parents to take you to court and she did her punishment and the parents were so pleased it what she was doing. They couldnt do as they like or be cry cry,etc otherwise they get a Mama spanking which the tough ones wont budge and the weaker ones will cry for a while and will never complain to their parents when they get home.Our Caribbean children never used to get away with many things but nowadays you hit the child and they call police on you especially if you are living in the US and territories. Education is of paramount importance to all no matter what but at times some form of punishment or rewards come in handy to help see us thru. You take away the tv, games, some kind of curfew or give a bike for Christmas, a tablet,a family trip to Disneyland or other such things. You choose your own punishments and rewards that is appropiate and to your likings as parents and guardians.Happy Mothers'Day and Happy Parenting
  • Street reporter (15/05/2017, 12:54) Like (25) Dislike (10) Reply
    A little whopping is good every now and then.. Now they want to jail the bread winner the bill payer...Sad
    • -------------------- (15/05/2017, 20:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Until we get a family court here many more families will suffer from the hands of immature adjudicators.
  • stupid lawyer (15/05/2017, 13:00) Like (66) Dislike (6) Reply
    ayo does say anything to make your money bout grades improve after the whopping.the biological father need to give him some man fist
    • @stupid lawyer. U stupid. (15/05/2017, 18:40) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
      Where does the biological father Do for the child? Step father who feed clothes and shelter their step children get no respect. That's why I don't want no Fn woman with children...
      • Wrong case (16/05/2017, 11:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        This is abuse, not discipline. Give children the proper love, attention, engagement (active listening/communication), nurturing, and a genius unfolds.
  • Love (15/05/2017, 13:16) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Questions: Where is the biological father of this child? Were all means of discipline exhausted before taking this course of action, not to say it was right in the first place? Was tutoring sought for the child to help her to improve her grades? Can he withstand the beating he is inflicting on this child?

    Advise to end it all: Fathers, stop trying to catch every fish in the ocean. Stick around to raise and feed your own children. Establish a close relationship with them and be a huge part of their lives. This is a win win situation! (I am not saying that there are not good stepfathers out there, but 8 out of 10, your children catch pure hell.) BUT, hats off to those stepfathers who keep it REAL!
  • Interested (15/05/2017, 17:16) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    A little spanking never hurt anyone,It sure didn't harm me in my day, but having said that,I do not support child abuse.There is a way to spank children without causing bodily harm.
  • Hmmm (15/05/2017, 19:44) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
    Cant say I blame the father here one bit! sometimes these children need a belt or two
  • cay (15/05/2017, 20:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am just wondering if the child was his biological child if she would been subjected to abuse????
  • Hmm (16/05/2017, 18:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hmmm why the mother of the child not beating he own child why is it she is allowing this man to put his hands on a child that not his? Where the %&*(is the mother? Why the f)&$ the school is the one to report this! I am friends of both and I find this is bs. That a f)(k%$g girl child. Stop allowing a man to put his hands on your child. Look at the bs reasons eating something that is not her...and her grades are low... if it low help her. The child can't focus under this kinda of stress and abuse!

  • BS (16/05/2017, 18:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    As for this step father your @$$$ need to be lock up or be fine!!!! Maybe she the mother will pay that bill too....

  • The BS (16/05/2017, 22:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So am just listening to the BS up here.
    1). “hits hard” and that he suffers from anger problem induced by his “war” experiences?
    2). Step father beats her because she did not to her work well?
    3). He beat her because she ate something of her mothers without permission?

    All understanderable but to that extent? And we sitting up here but spare the rod and spoil the child? Is the child a rude child? Mother why are you not correcting your own child that you did not father with this man? Because he is the bread winner that gives him the
    right to discipline her to that extent then you want somebody have a pity party for you because you have anger problem? Well since you know you have this problem you should abstain from disciplining any body children knowing there is a chance that you can bring more damage like you almost did.

    Well I had a daughter and I also had a husband that was not her father. He was the bread winner and the only thing I ask of her was please to respect him because he not only the provider but he also was my choice. Other than that, disciplining belongs to me but, maybe there is a little more going on.

    Your majestrate please send him anger management so he can understand why he doing prison time for child abuse
  • Arise (17/05/2017, 14:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You discipline a child for such things as rudeness or rebellion. Not for getting poor grades or taking food. That is spiteful slave master behavior.

    I swear many of us slave descendants have no sense. We truly have been destroyed.

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