OHP Trooper To Stand Trial For Child Abuse
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma highway patrol trooper charged with one count of child abuse will stand trial.
A judge handed down the ruling Monday.
An affidavit says John Moore spanked his girlfriend's 4-year-old son so hard with a plastic Frisbee that it broke.
The document says Moore was staying at the Broken Arrow home of his girlfriend, who has a three-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. The boy got out of bed sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 and said he was scared, the affidavit says.
Moore took the boy back to his bedroom, according to the document, and spanked him on his bottom with the Frisbee, causing severe bruising and breaking the Frisbee. The affidavit says Moore told the boy if he would not sleep in his own bed then he could sleep outside and took the boy out into the backyard.
The affidavit says the boy's uncle discovered the boy's injuries later that day and took photos of them. He later asked his sister, the boy's mother, about them and she told him she knew about the spanking but "did not realize it was that severe," according to the affidavit. Someone notified DHS and a case worker called police.
Moore goes back to court January 3rd.
OHP put Moore on administrative leave after his arrest.