BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A judge has dismissed all charges against a Boone County father who was accused of beating his 5-year-old son for not playing hopscotch well enough.
After a four-hour trial, Judge Linda Bramlage cleared Christopher Robison of child abuse for the incident involving his son, as well as a child neglect charge involving his 8-year-old daughter.
In July, Robison was charged with criminal abuse for hitting his son with a belt over a game of hopscotch. Robison admitted to hitting the child, but the child did not suffer any serious injuries. In August, that felony charge was dropped.
Judge Bramlage restored Robison's full rights under the shared parenting arrangement he had under his divorce.
Robison and his attorney, Eric Deters, have filed a lawsuit against the detective in the case, as well as Robison's ex-wife and the Boone County Commonwealth Attorney.
Robison is a teacher at Camp Ernst Middle School. Deters sent Boone County Superintendent Randy Poe a letter notifying him that charges have been dropped and asking Poe to restore Robison's teaching job.