California Parents Accused Of Asking Man At Church To Beat Their Child
An Irvine, CA couple allegedly asked a member of their church to disciple their 15-year-old son for smoking.
The parents asked Paul Kim, 39, to discipline their son after finding a lighter in his possession, dropping the boy off at Kim’s Chino Hills home with permission for the beating, San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokesperson Cindy Bachmann said Saturday.
Kim hit the child with a metal pole about a dozen times, causing severe bruising on his legs, according to Bachmann. The pole was about an inch in diameter, investigators said.
Kim faces a felony charge of willful cruelty.
The names of the boy and his parents were not released.
Investigators believe Kim has been used in this way by other families in the congregation, and asked for victims and witnesses to come forward.Click here for reuse options!
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