A boy was beaten by his relative, Joel Ronald Lawrence Love (pictured). The boy was homeschooled.
The boy was contacting his friends on social media. When Love discovered this, he “grabbed [the boy] by the throat, choked him, repeatedly hit his head against the floor, pushed him up against a fridge and hit him in the leg with a hammer.”
The abuse came to light when the boy contacted police to report the assault. Love was charged with aggravated child abuse.
Date: January 24, 2019
Location: St. George, Utah
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