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


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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