ROCK HILL, S.C. (CBS Charlotte) — A man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s son because he forgot to flush the toilet.
DeShawn Williams, 34, was arrested by Rock Hill authorities for allegedly beating the 13-year-old with a belt and drum stick.
According to a Rock Hill police report obtained by CBS Charlotte, authorities said that a school counselor at the Rebound Alternative School noticed in March that the teen boy was covered in bruises. The teen told police that he was beaten because Williams “became upset when he discovered that someone did not flush the toilet.”
Police said Williams lashed the teen with a belt across his stomach, leaving a mark that was 4 inches wide and 9 inches long. The teen also told police that Williams hit him in the face.
The girl’s mother claims she did not know about the incident.
Authorities charged Williams after a two-month investigation with cruelty to children and he was released on $470 bond.