(Union, Ky.) - A father who police allege beat his son with a belt over a game of hopscotch says that’s not the way it dent down.
Christopher Robison, 46,
Boone County Sheriff's
Christopher Robison of Union was arrested Monday and charged with 1st Degree Criminal Abuse.
Robison, 46, has hired high-profile Northern Kentucky Attorney Eric Deters to defend him. The father says he hit his five-year-old son twice on the buttocks with a belt because he was talking back to him – not because “the boy was not playing hopscotch to his satisfaction,” as Boone County Sheriff’s investigators stated.
The beating allegations were made by Robison’s ex-wife, with whom he shares custody of their two children – the five-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter.
Robison said the sever bruising police allege was found on the boy actually resulted from a fall at a swimming pool
Robison teaches at Camp Ernst Middle School in Burlington. He has been suspended by Boone County Schools pending an internal review.
The charge Robison faces is punishable by five to ten years in prison. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 26.