Daughter hospitalised after being beaten with board


August 18, 2018

A man who used a piece of board to beat his daughter, causing her to be hospitalised for five days, was further remanded yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

Charged with cruelty to a child is Kevin Gordon.

He did not enter a plea but his attorney told the court that there was a course of action they were looking to take, while accepting that their intention is to plea guilty.

Gordon's attorney told the court that his client was remorseful and had apologised to his daughter before the matter was reported to the police.

The attorney also said that Gordon and his daughter have been having some issues over time, which boiled over on the day in question.

It is said that on the day of the incident, she went to get ice cream and came in late, leading to the beating.

The court also heard that when the child was taken to get medical attention, the doctors observed that her body had scars at various stage of healing.

"Not because you are providing for her, doesn't give you the right to beat the child with a piece of board," Parish Judge Chester Crooks told the accused.

Gordon is scheduled to return to court on August 27 for his bail application.

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