MSNBC, July 15, 1998

No charge in church beating

MILWAUKEE, July 14 – There won’t be any charges filed against the parents who beat their 12-year-old daughter in a Milwaukee church. The girl complained that she’d been hit with a plastic rod–and the parents admitted that happened. But they said they only lightly spanked their daughter, a common practice at the Faith Temple Church.

The pastor there says disciplining children is recommended in the Bible and encouraged in his church. Assistant District Attorney Megan Carmody says she’ll hold the case open, but won’t file any charges for now.

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