Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, October 06, 2008

Norwood couple arrested for allegedly beating teen

WCPO Channel 9 reports that Norwood Police arrested John Hamilton and his girlfriend Deborah Cromer this past Friday after they allegedly used a switch and a belt to hit a teenage girl. The incident happened on Weyer Avenue where Hamilton allegedly used a thin tree branch to hit the girl’s upper thigh four or five times. Police say Deborah Cromer hit the girl with Hamilton’s belt six times and also hit her in the mouth with an open hand and scratched her arms. The teen was taken to Children’s Hospital for documentation of her injuries.

Hamilton is charged with felony domestic violence, and Cromer is charged with misdemeanor assault. Both have pled not guilty, and the court granted a temporary restraining order, meaning Hamilton must stay away from the teen.