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Man arrested in slapping of infant

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:03 PM
Last updated Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:07 AM
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A man was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of slapping his infant, a Richmond County sheriff’s report said.

About 1 p.m. Tuesday, deputies went to the 1600 block of McCauley Street in response to a domestic dispute. When they arrived, a 27-year-old woman told them she had seen Alvin Charles Roberson, 35, slap their child in the face, “very hard,” the report said.

When she took the child from Roberson, he grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled out a “chunk,” the report said. She took the child to a neighbor’s house and called police.

The report said deputies also found that Roberson had three outstanding felony warrants. He was arrested on charges of cruelty to children in the first degree and battery.

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KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 12:12 am
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Could the reporting been a

Could the reporting have been a little more specific. The term "infant" is used losely. Not than slapping any child is ok. But there is a difference between a 2 week old, a 2 month old and a 2 year old. A 2 year old is not an infant but I have seen reporters describe them as infants.

WAG
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WAG 06/20/12 - 06:07 am
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Someone needs to slap his

Someone needs to slap his brains out...oh whoops he does not have any.!

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/20/12 - 09:15 am
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cherry tree xing...again oh
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cherry tree xing...again oh lets see 27 yr old sham*#ka has a boyfriend with outstanding warrants, chances are he's not working, she's not working probably just sitting around until next month when the "checks" and ebt comes out to go down to the 15th street kroger and load up on steak, shrimp, crab legs, microwave pizza and big hugs (sugar drinks). the mother should be investigated by defacs to check her judgement and parenting skills as well. this is based on her choice of a man allowed in her child's life. 1) chances are her "man" has no marketable job skills, 2) he probably is not highly educated-high school dropout-which lends itself to he is probably illiterate (functional at best), 3) since he has no job probably a drug dealer, 4) a convicted criminal on the run, ) has outstanding warrants, and lastly and most important-he likes to HIT children (note i did not saw discipline), so if he hits children then it isn't a far stretch to say he will, has, or likes to hit women (and probably has hit sham#@ka on a past occassion).

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alvins is a convicted felon, as well as a thief...sham@#ka has made a fine choice in a man. WAY TO GO SHAM@#KA you know what they say children imitate wht they see, i guess you are going to let you man train your child to be a thief and a convicted felon who likes to hit children

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 06/20/12 - 07:09 am
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"Their Child"
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Another baby-mommie and baby-daddy. And baby-daddy is a wanted felon. Pray for this child, who will have to somehow "survive" in this situation that he/she does not deserve. A real class act. A pillar of the community.

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 06/20/12 - 07:18 am
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With three outstanding felony

With three outstanding felony warrants, was he not being actively pursued by law enforcement? I guess the officers that arrested him felt like they had hit the lottery. As far as slapping the infant, the infant's age makes no difference, his prior crimes make no difference, any man that feels he has to assault a helpless child deserves the death penalty, carried out immediately, in the most inhumane way possible.

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 06/20/12 - 08:27 am
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I can agree...
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I can agree with that, 'rmwardsr'. AND the unidentified woman needs to find, love, and MARRY, a real man, not just shack up with a sperm donor with three felony warrants. Give your child a chance @ a REAL life...

happychimer
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happychimer 06/20/12 - 08:29 am
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At least the mother reported

At least the mother reported him.

AAQueen
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AAQueen 06/20/12 - 09:06 am
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Good for her

Whats your problem Jeep. You do not know their 'situation'. The mother did what she was suppose to do, called the police and had him arrested. What makes this a negative situation and who are you to judge what's a real life?

Bruno
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Bruno 06/20/12 - 09:09 am
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Infant

KSL, there are varying definitions of infant. Some include children from birth up to three years old in the definition. Websters defines it as "a child in the first period of life." but typically it is used to mean a child between 1 month and 12 months old. You are correct in that the term infant is vague and to be more clear the age should have been given. That being said, it really doesn't matter the age of the child who was slapped.
Which is more abusive. One slap or a life time of mom having a relationships with pieces of .... like this guy?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/20/12 - 09:47 am
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Half the county....

No one should slap a child. Period. This is the most slap-happy county I've ever lived in. I've seen children slapped in the mouth in a church lobby and across the table at a public dining room. No one seemed to think it a big deal. I was horrified and expected the person in the authority to do something about it and was even more horrified to later find out that person in authority not only didn't address it, he actually sanctioned and supported the behavior. It seems things get worse not better. Since then I've reported behavior like that myself, including a woman that took a belt to a toddler at a local recreation area, using the metal part to strike the child with. Evil!

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 09:48 am
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Bruno, you are correct that

Bruno, you are correct that the slap and the age don't matter. I just get tired of vagueness in reporting.

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 06/20/12 - 10:00 am
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@AAQueen
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"When she took the child from Roberson, he grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled out a “chunk,” the report said."

So, this is an example a loving, concerned boyfriend/husband? And I don't think he had racked up THREE felony warrants, selling Boy Scout pocket knives. If they have been running around, long enough to have produced a child, she HAD to know something... Their 'situation' is incompatible with the meaning of a REAL life, that the poor child deserves. Yes, she at least did the right thing to get him caught.

Oh yeah, I forgot -- I've been married to the same woman for 29 years, and have never "pulled out a chunk".

stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/20/12 - 02:45 pm
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Child abuse

I would not condone abusing a child under any circumstances. However there is a difference between discipline and abuse. I got my butt spanked as a kid and I learned from it, I learned that their were concequences to bad behavior. If you look at the state our youth today compared to prior to the 80's you will see that discipline (not abuse) is good for a child. There was a time when schools could discipline with a strap, you had a choice of the hand or the butt. Now no one can discipline and children are running a muck and telling adults what to do, not to mention the number of them who are in jail or expelled from school. There are some children that you can put in time out, or take something away from them but not all children are the same, so there has to be some means to teaching them lessons. I have a friend that works with Social Services and she told me that they advise parents to spank on the butt. In this case though, this guy is wrong, you never hit a child on the face no matter the age.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 03:45 pm
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Glad to know there are some

Glad to know there are some common sense attitudes at Social Services.

OhWell
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OhWell 06/20/12 - 05:41 pm
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If Social Services is

If Social Services is instructing parents to spank on the butt they are promoting violent behavior. Children learn by example and if it is ok for a parent to hit a child then it is ok for children to hit each other. There are much more productive ways of correcting children and teaching proper behavior.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/20/12 - 05:58 pm
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Stillamazed....

I'm glad you mentioned that Social Services was advising people to continue to spank children on the butt. I heard that, too. I agree with OhWell that they promoting violent behavior. Other than an emergency swat on a diaper in a dangerous situation, I agree that there are more productive ways of correcting children and teaching proper behavior. I also heard that a parent was told her NOT spanking her children was child abuse. That parent didn't spank her children. Period. And they thrived, excelled, and have been model citizens to this day as adults. The proof is in the pudding. But she was devastated by being told she was abusing her children; even though she stood her ground and by her beliefs.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 06:25 pm
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I am not violent and I was

I am not violent and I was spanked. And my spouse is one of the most gentle people in this world. My children were spanked and they too have become model citizens. And they are not violent in any form or fashion. If you have common sense, whatever form of correction will work because you will choose what works for that particlar child at his particlar age.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 06:29 pm
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And oh well, as I said, I

And oh well, as I said, I was spanked but a I never hit another child. So much for the begetting violent behavior theory.

OhWell
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OhWell 06/20/12 - 06:36 pm
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KSL

You can stick to your theories and I will stick to mine, I have 3 adult children who are well educated and doing well profesionally. They have children who they do not spank and they are well behaved. I am not saying there are not time outs and negative factors they have to deal with when they do not behave as they are instructed. They are disiplined and loved and it has worked for our family.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 07:10 pm
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Your way worked. Our way

Your way worked. Our way worked.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 07:19 pm
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It is good we are free to do

It is good we are free to do what we think is best for our children. My father spanked me and my brother, the youngest. My sister was considered too sensitive and didn't need that type of punishment. It is interesting that she grew up feeling somewhat neglected by my father. She did get over those feelings.

KSL
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KSL 06/20/12 - 07:26 pm
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We have digressed. No way

We have digressed. No way should anyone be slapped. The poor child's mother made a bad choice in choosing the father of her baby, and an even poorer choice letting a wanted person to step inside her home.

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myfather15 06/20/12 - 11:06 pm
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The difference in KSL and

The difference in KSL and people LIKE OhWell (not specifically this person) is that I'm sure KSL doesn't care how OhWell disciplines their children. I'm sure KSL probably feels the same as I do and that is, do it however you choose. But liberal/progressives believe their way of thinking is "higher educated" than us fellows stuck in the past. They believe they are super smart and need to pass laws that restrict us from spanking (abusing in their eyes) our children.

My Dad also spanked me and spanked me pretty hard when I needed it. I'm still sitting here today, unharmed and better for it. I NEVER thought that because my dad spanked me, I needed to or should hit other people. That is just some "study" probably done by a person opposed to spanking. Some higher educated liberal probably raised some pretty well behaved children and thinks "Hey, this is the way to do it. So everyone should do it this way." Well, I don't need them telling me how to raise my children, but thanks anyway.

I deal with the discipline of children constantly in my career. A lot of the children we are constantly having problems with weren't and aren't disciplined with corporal punishment. I went to a call the other day where a 12 year old had told their mother that they would call the police if she touched them. She actually told me she had never spanked the child before but was going to today because she was being so disrespectful and out of control. She tried to tell the child to clean her room and the child told the mother to pay her 10 dollars or she wouldn't do it. She said the reason she said that is because they pay their 14 year old son 10 dollars to mow the yard .

The girl got mad and started throwing picture frames around, breaking them. This 12 year old referred to me (A uniformed deputy) as dude numerous times. She had no respect at all. I know each child is different and you actually can raise respectful kids without spanking. But this is a VERY regular occurance with this type of disrespectful children. This is the entitled generation. I'm just saying that this wouldn't have been near as often 40 or 50 years ago. We had a lot better disciplined children then.

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scoobynews 06/21/12 - 06:11 am
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The news reported this

The news reported this morning that it was a 10 month old child and that he was slapped to "toughen" him up. WOW! The mental state of some of these scum bags today. Toughen up a 10 month old???

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