A Houston man was taken into custody after a video recording showed beating his girlfriend’s 7-year-old boy.
Kordarell Williams, 27, is accused of brutally beating the child for five minutes outside of his car. Williams allegedly hit the child with a belt 62 times on his head, shoulders, and legs, according to a report by Click2Houston.
The man admitted in court that he beat the boy for stealing a phone charger. He also reportedly confessed to beating the boy in the past.
“He struck this child 62 times, put him in a headlock and knocked him over on numerous occasions with the blows,” Harris County Constable Alan Rosen told the news station, adding that the blows were so severe the child repeatedly fell to the ground.
“He struck this child 62 times, put him in a headlock and knocked him over on numerous occasions with the blows.”
A witness reported the attack around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The witness claimed to see Williams pulling into an illegal dumping site near his northwest Houston apartment. The man exited the vehicle and pull the child out. He then used a belt to beat his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son.
Williams can be seen in the video trying to hold the boy still while he lashed him. The seven-year-old struggled against the man, and is clearly seen trying to get away from Williams and avoid being hit by belt.
The boy suffered multiple injuries all over his body because of the beating.
“They observed the complainant to have bruising on both eyes and a swollen right eye, welts on his buttocks, legs and welts on his chest and bruising on his neck.”
Police were able track down Williams’ vehicle using the license plate in the video. He was arrested within three hours after the witness reported seeing the incident.
Williams’ is being detained on $30,000 bail. The young child is currently in the custody of child protective services.
Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office