Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Parents unfazed by abuse charge, say belt beating ‘common’ in Ethiopia

(Jul 12, (Atlanta))--Parents of a 6-year-old boy told Gwinnett County police that beating and leaving children indoors alone for hours is normal in Ethiopia. Etsegenet Tekletsio and her child’s father, Belayneh Ogato, are charged with child cruelty, according to an arrest warrant. 

“Actually, both parents according to the investigators were not that concerned about it,” Capt. Thom Bardugan told Channel 2 Action News. “They said in Ethiopia that is considered common practice for disciplining a child.”

A neighbor called police last week after the boy was found wandering alone on Stoneview Trail in Lilburn, Channel 2 reported. Read more from Atlanta Journal Constitution »

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