Utah teens who refused to go to church got beaten with a guitar

Utah teens who refused to go to church got beaten with a guitar August 23, 2019
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A BOY, aged 14, suffered a broken arm after he was allegedly assaulted by his father for refusing to get out of bed to go to church.

The attack on the boy and his brother reportedly took place in Utah earlier this year, but it was only this week that Lamatia Tapumanaia Sa, 61, was arrested and formally charged with child abuse.

A probable cause statement filed in Salt Lake County’s 3rd District Court says that the 14-year-old was asleep on the morning of June 30 when his father tried to wake him up for church.

When the teen refused and went back to sleep Sa picked up a guitar and tried to strike him on the head. He managed to deflect the blow which he blocked with his hand. When he sat up, Sa, according to the statement:

Hit him with the guitar four more times times … causing a broken arm.

The defendant’s 17-year-old son told police he was also awakened the same morning and that he too was hit with the guitar. He said Sa didn’t stop until the guitar broke into pieces.

After being read his Miranda rights, Sa admitted to the beatings.

His bail has been set at $25,000.

Meanwhile, it’s reported from Lansing, Michigan, that a kinky Catholic priest – Brian Stanley, 57, above – has been charged with imprisoning a teenage boy in a janitor’s room of a church. His victim was reportedly tightly bound in plastic wrap and masking tape was put over his eyes and mouth. The incident was sexually motivated, officials said.

Stanley is accused of imprisoning the boy against his will in the fall of 2013 at St Margaret’s Catholic Church in Otsego. The boy was left bound and alone in the room for longer than an hour.

This week’s charge against Stanley comes after files were seized in October 2018.

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  • CoastalMaineBird

    The Lord works in mysterious ways.

  • johnsoncatman

    You can just feel that christian love oozing out of these people.

  • Matt G

    “Sorry….” -Bluto

  • Broga

    How do these dopes reconcile “Gentle Jesus”, “Suffer little children”, “Turn the other cheek” (no jokes, please) etc with their brutal behaviour?

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    Ah. See, God gives you a “choice”.
    5 or 6 string?
    Nylon or steel?

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    With “obey me, or else”. All the ideals of God sound good, in practice. But above everything, obey.

  • Jim Jones

    > After being read his Miranda rights, Sa admitted to the beatings. His bail has been set at $25,000.

    He seems nice. /s

  • persephone

    I’ve seen reports that Stanley, the priest, did this to other children many times.

  • Jim X

    “We don’t get fooled again.” – Pete Townsend before crashing his guitar on stage.

  • Kevin R. Cross

    That’s just part of the Bible, nothing to do with Christianity.

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    The choices are vast, right? Humbucker? Whammy bar?

  • meh

    6 or 12 string…

  • Broga

    Which bible? There are so many different bibles? How do you decide which part of which bible does relate to Christianity?

  • Kevin R. Cross

    Oh, that’s simple. None of them do.

  • Anonyme

    Steel seems to hold up better.

  • Wisdom, Justice, Love

    I’m no player, just posing, but I thought steel was for a certain sound.

  • Religion and child abuse go hand in hand.