(Union, Ky.) - The Union father and teacher once accused of beating his five-year-old son over a game of hopscotch is now suing his ex-wife, a Boone County deputy and the Boone County Commonwealth Attorney.
Christopher Robison, 46, was charged with felony criminal abuse in July after the Boone County Sheriff’s Office investigated him for causing his son bruises due to a belt beating. The alleged whacking came as the boy was playing hopscotch.
The father contended that bruising was caused by a fall at a public swimming pool, and while Robison admitted to using a belt, he said his motive was because of the child’s backtalking.
The charge against Christopher Robison was dismissed in August. Boone County District Judge Michael Collins said the abuse was not as severe as investigators indicated.
In the suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Covington, Robison claims his ex-wife made the abuse report to police in an effort to gain full custody of the couple’s two children.
Attorney Eric Deters contends in the suit that Boone County Commonwealth Attorney Linda Tally Smith is a friend of Robison’s ex-wife. The suit alleges Smith directed Boone County Sheriff’s Detective Tracy Rolfing during the investigation.
Robison is seeking damages for loss of income and career, pain and suffering and public humiliation.
Although he is still employed in a non-teaching role with Boone County Schools, Robison is no longer teaching at Camp Ernst Middle School in Burlington as a result of the allegations.
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