- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A former North Carolina Little League baseball coach has pleaded guilty to spanking the bare bottoms of four boys at his home without their parents’ permission.

The Asheville Citizen-Times (https://avlne.ws/1spjBvW ) reports that 33-year-old Jonathan S. Russell of Hendersonville was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanor counts of assault on a child under 12.

Arrest warrants say Russell pulled down the victims’ pants and underwear and spanked them multiple times between August 2014 and January 2015. The victims were between 8 and 9 years old at the time.

District Attorney Greg Newman says the victims were on Russell’s baseball team and friends with his son.

Russell apologized in court, saying he was following a child-rearing book but should have realized the children were not his own.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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