A Memphis, Tennessee mother and her fiancée have been arrested after her son was found with severe injuries.

According to WREG, the 24-year-old mother, Jaquan Stokes, and her 24-year-old fiancée Raven Porter admitted to the abuse while talking with police.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, November 6, the 5-year-old child was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where he was discovered to have “a swollen left arm, a swollen forehead, bruising to his eyes, and abrasions to his left arm and jaw.”

Doctors also revealed that the boy had sustained “extensive bruising, including welts and loop marks on his chest, back, backside, legs, and thighs.” The young child was also found to have elevated levels of creatine kinase, which as the Mayo Clinic reports, can be caused by “strenuous exercise or intramuscular injections.”

When question by authorities, Stokes told the Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office that she and Porter would strip her son and whip him with a switch, an extension cord, paddle, or belt multiple times a week.

As WREG reports, Stokes also admitted that they would force the young boy to do intense exercises as punishment.

According to AJC, those exercises included “pushups, squats and running drills when he misbehaved.”

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

His most recent punishment came on November 5 when he received an “S” for conduct at school instead of an “E.”

Stokes reportedly undressed her son down to his underwear and used a wooden paddle to “whip” him.

Now, both Stokes and Porter have been charged with aggravated child abuse. It remains unclear if the couple posted bail.

Authorities have not released how the 5-year-old got to the hospital. Doctors say the injuries found on the child are both new and old.

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5 Replies to “After Child Was Sent Home With a Satisfactory Grade, His Mother Admitted to Abusing Him as Punishment”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    if the state does not get him away from these sadist they will kill him

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Prosecute both the adults and make sure that child never returns to them. He deserves to be happy and not live like that. Sick people!

  • Marion Edwards 2 years ago

    What is wrong with these people, she torched her own child.These people don’t deserve to be parents.They are the reason the child was having problems in school because of what he was going through at the hands of these monsters.They need to spend some years in prison for this child abuse.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    What is wrong with these people, she torched her own child.These people don’t deserve to be parents.They are the reason the child was having problems in school because of what he was going through at the hands of these monsters.They need to spend some years in prison for this child abuse.

  • Alyssa 2 years ago

    He wasn’t having problems in school. An “S” means Satisfactory. An “E” means Excellent. He received an “S” which is still good. The mother and her girlfriend were just looking for a reason to abuse him. They are sadistic and derive pleasure from it. I hope they go to jail and lose custody permanently. Hopefully this boy will be adopted by a loving family and forget most of what was done to him in his first 5 years of life.

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