Father arrested for kicking, punching 7-year-old son

Posted on January 13, 2019. Filed under: Child Custody and Visitation |

Police in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 40-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his 7-year-old son.

According to police, Toshio Namekawa punched his son in the face and kicked him at their home in mid-June, local media reported. He took the boy to hospital which notified a child welfare center of possible abuse.

Police said Namekawa, who lives alone with his son, has denied abusing his boy whose injuries took about two weeks to heal.

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