Mom accused of having son "beat the gay away" from his brother

Mary Gowans (Courtesy: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)

August 28, 2013 12:44:05 PM PDT
A North Carolina mother is accused of having her 12-year-old son beat his 15-year-old brother in order to "beat the gay away."

Whiteville police were called to an incident on West Walter Street on Saturday.

According to the police report, the 15-year-old boy had to strip down to his underwear and his brother was told to strike him repeatedly and he wasn't allowed to fight back.

Police say there was a large abrasion on the 15 year old's back.

Gowans denies the allegations, and says she would never harm her children.

She faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge.

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