My friend's ex husband beat up their 14-year-old son :'''(
My four daughters and I just spent all day Saturday with my friend and her son. Today, she messages me on Facebook to say that her ex beat her son up pretty good this morning. She took him to the hospital where he was treated for a head concussion, swollen eye, and laceration on his cheek. I am outraged! This man doesn't even deserve to be in his son's life! My friend spoke to the sheriff, as well as a social worker, but she is doubtful anything will be done. This is not the first time this has happened, although it is the worst that has been done to the kid. CPS has done NOTHING to prevent this from happening again, and are well aware of the past abuse. My friend is hoping the LAW will DO something this time! As she said to the sheriff, "Do I have to wait until he kills my son before you guys will do anything?!"
I just got off the phone with her. Unfortunately, we are miles away now as we live in different cities, but I found out that the man had smashed his son's head into the kitchen cupboards and then punched the kid repeatedly in the face--hard. The boy did not fight back and took the blows.
The police have tried to locate the boy's father but to no avail. My friend and her sons (she has two; the youngest is 7). Please keep my friend in your prayers. I am crying as I type this. This is just unacceptable.