Man Severely Beat Girlfriend’s 5 Year Old Son For Opening Christmas Gift Early
An Oklahoma man beat his better half’s five-year-old child with a belt to ‘show him a lesson’ since he opened one of his Christmas presents early, it has been charged. Wesley McCollum, 22, was captured on Saturday night in Okmulgee after his better half Bridgette Payne called the police.
She claims she returned home from running errands to find her five-year-old son Ayrian lying in his bed covered in cuts and bruises. Payne said McCollum told her he had sent the child to bed as punishment for opening the wrapped present.
The couple lives together with two other young boys who they care for. McCollum remains in county jail on child abuse and child neglect charges. In her Facebook post, Payne described how she had been out all day when she returned home to find Ayrian in bed and the other children in the home still up.
Nothing seemed wrong until I got Ayrian up to eat… words cannot explain seeing your baby like this and having no clue what happened. ‘I ran to him like any mother would do crying, hugging him, begin what happened.
He is the lowest scum on earth, she said. McCollum remains in Okmulgee County Jail on two charges; child neglect and child abuse. It is not known when his next court appearance is.
Payne said she filed a request for a restraining order to stop him from coming close to her or her sons again.