Mom Reportedly Beats Son With Cord After Walking in on Him Being Sexually Abused

cordI don't think any mother would like to walk in on their son receiving oral sex, but for one mom in Texas, this was the unfortunate reality. Erica Moore claims she was lying in bed one night when she decided to walk around and check on her kids. When she entered her 15-year-old son's room, she reportedly caught him engaged in the sexual act -- with her male cousin, who happens to be 18.

Moore, "disgusted" with what she saw, picked up a cord and allegedly started beating her son with it -- so much to the point that he reportedly had to be taken to the hospital. Her reasoning? He was "committing a homosexual act" -- something she's very against -- in her house.


It's interesting -- and a little shocking -- that Moore resorted to allegedly hitting her own child after walking in on this act. And that the "homosexual" thing is what she's concerned with here. Never mind the fact that parents should be accepting of whatever their kids' sexual orientation is (and that unnecessary violence is wrong!), how about the fact that this is incest?! Or the fact that her cousin was 18, and her son 15?! Isn't that sexually abusing a minor? Reportedly hitting her child (who's the victim in that situation) to the point of hospitalization was the wrong reaction to have. And her reasoning behind it is just strange. 

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Moore is now facing assault charges with bodily injury to a family member, and if convicted, could face jail time. Police say that Moore went too far, causing bleeding and leaving marks on the her son's thighs, forearms, hands, torso, and back. Child Protective Services' Marissa Gonzales, said: "If you are leaving the child with severe injuries or bruises, then obviously we might be talking about abuse." Moore's reaction to the whole thing? "I actually caught this going on in my house so how was I supposed to react to it? Was I supposed to just let it go? No! We were taught to discipline our kids and we whoop our kids."

What do you think of this?


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