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Man Accused Of Beating Step Kids With Extension Cord

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Vernon Webster (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) — A 60-year-old man is accused of beating his step-children with an extension cord.

Vernon Dutell Webster, of Brooklyn Center, has been charged with three counts of malicious punishment of a child after Brooklyn Center Police say they received an anonymous report last week that an 8-year-old girl had been beaten with an extension cord.

A Hennepin County Child Protection worker spoke with the child, who showed her welts on her body, consistent with being whipped by a cord.

The girl told the child protection worker that she and her seven siblings live with Webster and their mother. She said a week ago, Webster whipped her with the cord on her arm, back and leg.

A 6-year-old and a 10-year-old sibling reported similar incidents, where they were “whooped” with a cord by their stepfather.

Webster is currently in custody.

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