Dad gets jail, probation for beating 13-year-old son


NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to jail and given probation for beating his 13-year-old son.

The Norfolk Daily News reports that the 36-year-old father on Thursday was given 60 days behind bars — with credit for one day served — and 18 months of probation. He'd been found guilty of child abuse and assault.

The Associated Press isn't naming the man in order to protect the boy's privacy.

The boy told police that his dad was upset with him because he'd come home late and wasn't where he was supposed to be after school. He reported that his father pinned him down on a bed and slapped him and punched him several times.

The judge noted that the father had been drinking and smoking marijuana before confronting the teenager.

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