A judge in British Columbia has convicted a mother and father of assault for hitting their daughter after she sent nude photos to her boyfriend. The parents "spanked" their child with a mini hockey stick and a jump rope.
The daughter was 14 at the time of the incident. Her parents confiscated her phone and tablet after she started seeing an ex-boyfriend again. They found messages on her iPad that referenced nude photos she'd sent him over Snapchat.
Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada allows parents to use force on children between 2 and 12 years old. Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould vowed to repeal the controversial "spanking law" late last year.
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