Copan Couple Arrested On Child Abuse Complaint After Spanking

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

COPAN, Oklahoma -- Two Copan residents are in jail after they reportedly held a middle school student down in their home and spanked her with a paddle resulting in welts.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Washington County District Court, sheriff's deputies were called to Copan Middle School after the girl told school officials about an assault at her home by her mother and her mother's boyfriend.

The affidavit stated 34-year-old Dalana Minor and 43-year-old Rodney Ropp assaulted the teen following an argument over the selling of Blue and Gold Sausage.

According to the affidavit Ropp told the girl's mother "to spank her till she welts up or bleeds."

When deputies questioned the mother, Dalana Minor said "she knew she had spanked her way too hard but she was a single mother and she has had problems with her daughter being defiant," according to the affidavit.

Deputies also questioned Ropp according to the affidavit.

Ropp and Minor were booked into the Washington County jail on $5,000 bond each.