UPDATE: Dad accused of beating child over hopscotch claims innocence

Christopher Robison (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Department)
Christopher Robison (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Department)

UNION, KY (FOX19) - A Kentucky man was arrested Friday for beating his 5 year old with a belt for not playing hopscotch well enough.

Christopher Robison, 46, a Camp Ernst Middle School teacher, turned himself in for beating his son with a belt on July 4 for not playing hopscotch up to his standards.

He is charged with First Degree Criminal Abuse.

Robison's attorney, Eric Deters, said in a statement that Robison is, "innocent of any abuse."

"He did spank his son with two swipes of a belt," said Deters. "However, a bruise on the boy's leg was there prior to his visit."

"After I spanked him, he wasn't hurt, he was not crippled, he was not crying out in pain," said Robison. "We came out here and finished what we were doing, and that was the end of it, until I got the call that night from my ex (wife) claiming child abuse and claiming that I'm going to have my kids taken from me."

Robison posted his $500 bond and was released. If convicted, he could face 5 to 10 years in prison.

According to the principal at Camp Ernst Middle School, Robison is still on the schools employment list.

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