published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Tennessee woman cited over excessive spanking of 19-month-old

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Police in Church Hill have cited a Kingsport woman for what officers termed the excessive spanking of her 19-month-old son.

The toddler and a 2-year-old child have been placed in the care of a relative while the child abuse charge against Allison Marie Blevins is resolved, according to The Kingsport Times-News.

Arraignment of the 28-year-old Blevins had been set for Monday, but was postponed a week.

An arrest report states Blevins spanked the younger child three times while at Derrick Park on July 13. The case initially was referred to Kingsport police by Child Protective Services, but it then was determined the boy was spanked in Church Hill.

Detective Kevin Grigsby said photos of the boy's injuries show substantial bruises to his buttocks and the side of his head, where he struck it on a park slide.

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Spare the rod, spoil the child. It's repugnant how the government interferes with parents disciplining their children. At best, it makes the children soft, at worst, it encourages juvenile delinquent behavior down the road. Seriously, three times and they're trying her for CHILD ABUSE? For the love of God, what is this world coming to?

October 15, 2011 at 10:28 p.m.
sulamita said...

I know this is an old post but fiddlerontheroof, you must be kidding. Are we back in the dark ages, when children where treated like objects? If you leave a mark even if it's a temporary one, your "spanking" has crossed the line of abuse. Please do not use God's Word to justify child abuse. Jesus lifted up children as examples of faith and humility to be followed. we should be cherishing God's gift and YES! disciplining them too but with the dignity afforded to any human being. Children are not animals!

May 30, 2012 at 10:19 p.m.
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