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Mom catches teen son with girl, hits him with baseball bat

Posted at 10:12 PM, Dec 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-23 22:12:06-05

SANDY, Utah (KSL) – A teenager was sent to the hospital and his mother to jail after she caught him with a girl and attacked him with a baseball bat, police said Monday.

The teen had a party at the house the night before. The parents allowed the boy’s girlfriend to stay at their house on the condition that she sleep in another room, said Sandy Police Sgt. Jon Arnold.

About 4 a.m., however, the father caught his 16-year-old son and the girl together, Arnold said.

The father and son got into an argument, which escalated when the boy’s mother walked in and started slapping her son, according to Arnold. The son began to retaliate, so the father tackled him to the ground to calm him down.

While he was doing that, the mother got a baseball bat and hit the teen boy multiple times, the sergeant said.

An ambulance took the boy to a local hospital with cuts, bruises, possible broken bones and other injuries that were not life-threatening. Arnold said the 43-year-old mother was arrested for investigation of felony child abuse.