A 17-year-old used a studded Superman belt to whip a 6-year old boy he was babysitting.
The little boy's mother Tracey Black says the young man has watched her son and daughter on several occasions without incident. However, Black says she knew something was wrong when she came home and her son was crying.
Black says her son told her he'd been beaten three separate times for not paying attention, breaking the teen's sunglasses, and throwing a ball in the house. She said she found red marks and indentions on the child’s body where he had been struck. She said the marks were so severe that she rushed the child to the hospital. Black said he will be okay but that he can’t lie on his back because of the injuries.
The babysitter, when asked by the mother if he’d left any marks on the boy, said, “No, I only hit him maybe four or five times.”
The boy also told his mother the baby sitter stripped him naked and wet his bottom before beating him.
Police say the babysitter has a prior record; he's been charged with felony child abuse.