UPDATE: The man who is being accused of beating his teen sister with a cord has been arrested and booked into jail.
According to booking records, Yassine Adam Ibrahim was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for felony child abuse on Friday. His bail was set at $100,000.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man has been charged with child abuse after police said he beat his 16-year-old sister with a cord, causing permanent disfigurement.
According to charging documents, Yassine Adam Ibrahim, 23, came into the living room on March 26 where the girl was sitting on the couch watching TV with two younger siblings and started hitting her with a long cord used for the DVD.
The document stated the cord was folded twice in loops like a jump rope. The teen told police she tried to get away from her brother, but he followed her, hitting her in the leg, arms, and back.
When the neighbors called police the girl’s mother and her brother made the teen go into her room and stay there, charging documents state. The girl said she heard the police knocking at the door, but was told she could not leave her room.
Police observed welt marks all over the teen’s body, some of them bleeding, documents state.
A doctor with Safe and Healthy Families examined the teen and determined the girl would suffer permanent disfigurement from the injuries and they were consistent with inflicted trauma.
A background check for Ibrahim shows no criminal history in Utah.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect contact the DCFS 24/7 hotline: 855-323-3237. For more information, visit dcfs.utah.gov.
Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465). If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.