Perkins man charged with child abuse after boy shows up at school with bruises

A 9-year-old boy told police he was beaten with a paddle because he is an OU fan and his parents like OSU.

BY BRYAN DEAN Published: February 20, 2013
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PERKINS — A man charged with child abuse in Payne County paddled his 9-year-old so hard that he left bruises from the child’s knees to his lower back, according to a probable cause affidavit from Perkins police.

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