I saw this story on Facebook and was speechless.
Forty-nine-year-old Clinton Antonio Ward of Athens, GA, was arrested on charges of battery and cruelty to children on Tuesday after police say he beat his step-daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend after catching the two showering together. A local news station reports Ward came home and heard his stepdaughter talking in the shower. He’d initially thought she was on the phone until he heard the voice of a male as well. After going to the door to listen more closely, he realized that the male’s voice was not coming from a speakerphone. Ward sat on the couch, waiting for the teens to emerge from the bathroom.
According to the police report, the teens came out of the bathroom — the stepdaughter wearing a dry towel, her 16-year-old boyfriend completely nυde — and saw Ward. The report claims Ward charged after the teens as they raced to the bedroom to put on their clothes. After shoving his stepdaughter out of the way, Ward pushed the boy up against the wall and punched him in the chest and face. His stepdaughter said she also had a red eye from being hit in the face. Ward then left the room and called police.
Police arrested Ward and charged him with battery and cruelty to children, both for hitting the boy as well as for allowing his stepdaughter to witness him punching the boy. The boy’s mother asked the officers to press charges against Ward for attacking her son.
A similar case of this nature occurred two weeks ago here in Houston and resulted in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl’s 17-year-old boyfriend. SMH