Man accused of whipping boy’s genitals convicted
AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — An
Austell man accused of whipping a toddler in his groin out of
frustration with potty training has been convicted of first degree child
Cobb County District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza
says 31-year-old Andrew Charles Pride is scheduled to be sentenced
Thursday morning in Cobb County Superior Court.
Pride whipped a 22-month old boy multiple times in his groin because he
wouldn't use the toilet in August 2012. Authorities say the beating
caused bleeding and welts.
Prosecutors say a jury was unable to
render a verdict on a second charge that accused Pride of trying to
convince an older child to tell investigators they — not pride — had
caused the toddler's injuries.