Parents jailed for lashing 11-year-old son
TT/The Local · 14 Aug 2009, 08:39
Published: 14 Aug 2009 08:39 GMT+02:00
The couple were imprisoned for 18 months apiece by Södertörn District Court near Stockholm on Thursday, according to a report in Metro Stockholm.
The boy, who is from the southern Stockholm area, was beaten by his parents at least once a month from 2006 until 2009.
In May 2009 the boy plucked up the courage to contact a police unit and showed them his scars.
Shortly thereafter the 11-year-old's father was taken in for questioning.
Both the boy's parents have now been imprisoned for the abuse. They have appealed their sentences.