Largo (WTFF) – A Florida woman was arrested on domestic battery charges after whipping her 26-year-old stepson with a belt for violating his curfew, police say.
42-year-old Valerie Lee Branch-Galloway called the victim after midnight and asked him to choose his punishment for being out too late, according to an arrest affidavit collected by WTSP.
She gave him two choices: tell his father or take the “licks.”
The stepson chose the belt.
After arriving home 30 minutes late, Branch-Galloway hit him 11 times in the buttocks with a belt, according to the arrest affidavit.
He pleaded with her to stop, but she said he had 19 more whippings coming.
Branch-Galloway admitted to hitting the victim 30 times when police interviewed her, but denied that he ever asked her to stop. She stated that he simply asked how many more blows he had left.
It was reported that she’s been his stepmother for 13 years, and that he’s been living with her for three months.
Branch-Galloway was arrested and later released on $2,500 bail.