Woman arrested for beating 13-year-old son with wooden sword

Posted on September 26, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

KYOTO —

Police said Friday they have arrested a woman for allegedly binding her son’s arms and legs with tape and beating him with a wooden sword as punishment. TV Asahi reported that the alleged attack took place on Wednesday at around 9:40 p.m. in the driveway outside the home the woman shared with her son.

Police say the accused, who has been identified as Kazuyo Seiyo, 35, had discovered that her son, aged 13, had begun to skip school and had brought a group of his friends to their house in her absence. Police said the woman made him promise that he wouldn’t do so again. But when she found evidence that his friends had subsequently been to their home, she allegedly bound the boy’s arms and legs with tape and launched a sustained attack which lasted around 10 minutes, TV Asahi reported.

According to police, the boy was hit dozens of times on the head, arms, legs, back and abdomen with a wooden sword. Police say the sword belonged to the boy and had been bought for a school club. The boy sustained bruises and lacerations. His mother has reportedly confessed to the assault, and was quoted by police as saying she flew into a rage when she found out what her son had done.

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