PLATTE CITY, Mo. — According to court documents, a 36-year-old male suspect admitted to spanking his son, but police and the boy’s mother are calling it abuse. FOX 4 spoke the boy’s mother on Friday night, she and the boy’s father are divorced. We’re not showing you the mother’s face in order to conceal the child’s identity.
“I just want everyone to know that it was more than a spanking,” the 11-year-old boy’s mother said.
The boy’s mother held back tears as she flashed back to Sunday night when her son said his father severely beat him at the father’s home in Platte City.
“A spanking isn’t leaving welts. It isn’t making big bruises and blisters on someone’s bottom, you know? It isn’t punching him in the head and calling him fat,” the mother said.