A Kentucky man has been arrested and charged with child abuse after he was found to be punishing his children harshly.
According to the police report, James Kidwell would punish his children by forcing them to do strenuous workouts as well as eat soap as a punishment for breaking house rules.
Here is more from WKYT News:
A Kentucky father is accused of abusing his children by forcing them to do strenuous workouts for breaking house rules and talking back.
A Mount Vernon police report says James Kidwell would subject two children to various abusive acts as a form of punishment from Jan. 24-28.
Kidwell is accused of forcing his 11-year-old and 13-year-old to do push-ups for 30 minutes straight. One of the children had rug burns as a result of the push-ups.
The father is also accused of making the two eat soap, and one had a sore in his mouth because of the soap. One of the children also had a bruise on his chest where Kidwell punched the child.
Police say Kidwell would also make them stand two steps away from a wall and lean into it with their foreheads for up to 30 minutes.
Kidwell was arrested Monday and charged with criminal abuse. His bond was set at $10,000.