Father Found Not Guilty after Beating Son with Belt - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Father Found Not Guilty after Beating Son with Belt

Lorain, OH - Is it justified parental discipline or child abuse?

A judge found father James Smith not guilty of domestic violence and child endangering after he struck his 8-year-old son with a belt.

The 28-year-old claims his child is a handful and difficult to discipline.

Detectives and Lorain Child Protective Services thought Smith's form of punishment was excessive. 

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