Woman charged after alleged spanking of son with ping pong paddle
By Staff Reports
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2/13/13 at 5:16 PM
SAND SPRINGS -- A Sand Springs woman who was charged on an allegation she abused her 7-year-old son was arrested Wednesday.
Miranda Kyle Farley, 27, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a child-abuse injury compliant, jail records state.
Farley was charged Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court for the Feb. 4 incident, court filings show.
According to Sand Springs Police Deputy Chief Mike Carter, Farley spanked the boy with a ping pong paddle, leaving injuries so concerning that a Sand Springs school official contacted police.
An investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Sand Springs police found enough evidence to pursue charges, Carter said.
"This is not a case of the police saying that parents can't spank their child in Oklahoma," Carter said. "There are limits. You can cross the line of lawful spanking into unlawful abuse."
Farley posted bail on a $25,000 bond Wednesday and was released from custody.
Miranda Kyle Farley