Mother Accused Of Having Son 'Beat The Gay' Out Of His Brother
A North Carolina mother has been accused of having her 12-year-old son assault his brother in order to "beat the gay away."
Police were called to an incident on West Walter Street Saturday, and officers say when they arrived, there were several people yelling and screaming, according to a Whiteville police report.
According to the report, a 15-year-old said his mother, Mary Gowans, had his 12-year-old brother strike him repeatedly, and he was not allowed to fight back.
She then reportedly made the teen strip down to his underwear, and proceeded to hit him with a belt across his body.
Police say there was a large abrasion on the 15-year-old's back.
Gowans, however, says the allegations aren't true. She said her son was intoxicated when he reported the incident to police, and that although she doesn't agree with the gay lifestyle, she would never harm her children.
According to Gowans, her 15-year-old son has been visiting a gay man, whom she heard had molested him.
Gowans said she called the police about the matter, but nothing has been done. She admitted to beating her son in an effort to stop him from visiting the man, and claims she was just trying to protect her son.
Gowans is now facing a misdemeanor child abuse charge.