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Man tells police that his wife deserved spanking on her behind because she called him names

By Mason White 12:55 PM August 21, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after spanking his wife’s behind because she disrespected him, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The Skegness Magistrate’s Court heard how 60-year-old John Smith, ordered his wife Kim to bend over, and hit her behind five times in a dispute over money.

When police officers arrived at the scene, Smith said that she deserved it. The court granted Kim a restraining order against Smith.

The couple has been married for eighteen years. According to the police investigation, the violence erupted after an argument over a loan became heated.

Smith grabbed his wife by the arm, held her face down on a couch and hit her several times on her behind, according to the police report.

Smith told the court that he spanked his wife after being called mean names. Smith complained that the words she used were unnecessary and uncalled for.

Kim Smith runs a U.S. style restaurant in the seaside resort of Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, while her husband runs a separate business in Hayes, London.

Smith pleaded guilty to assault by beating, and was given 12 months probation. He was also ordered to pay 85 pounds (1 pound = $1.66) in court costs and a victim surcharge of 15 pounds to his wife.