Woman Beats Teen Son With Electrical Cord After Finding Him In Bed With Another Man

electrical cordA Ft. Worth, Texas, woman has been arrested for beating her teenage son with an electrical cord after walking in on him having sex with another man.

Erica Moore of Forest Hill maintains she didn’t do anything wrong: She just walked in on her 15-year-old son receiving consensual oral sex from a male cousin and did what any reasonable parent would—grabbed the nearest appliance and whipped him with the power cord.

“My cousin at the time he was 18. My son he was 15, and I had walked in the room on [my cousin] giving oral sex to my son and I started whooping my son. And I’m the one who got in trouble as a result of me whooping him,” she said.

“When I walked in I saw my son, it was just disgusting to me, the way he was looking and my cousin was looking, and my cousin immediately ran out the door. And I’m just like what the?!? You know, is you serious? So that was my reaction because it disgusted me…

“The police department told me that it was consensual, but they was committing a homosexual act in my house and we are totally against that. So I whooped my son and about three or four months later they came and arrested me for abuse,” she recalled.

Moore says beating your children with an electrical cord is an old family tradition. We’re not sure if causing bleeding and leaving welts on the thighs, forearms, hands, torso and back like she did is part of that tradition.

Most disturbing is Moore’s claim that the arresting officer told her he empathized with her, and probably would have gone further

He told me out of his own mouth, ‘If it was me and I walked in on my child,’ he said, ‘parent to parent I probably would have shot him. I probably would have shot both of them.’ He said but with the law you can’t, you’re not allowed to put whoops on him. He said you can whoop him but you’re not allowed to leave any marks on him,” she said.

Moore maintains “they was committing a homosexual act in my house and we are totally against that,” but insisted she’d have given a similar beatdown to a daughter caught having sex.

She’s been charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member, but maintains she was acting within her rights as a parent. “How was I supposed to react to it? I supposed to just let it go? No! We was taught to discipline our kids and we whoop our kids.”

And they worry gay parents will mess up children.

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  • 2eo


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  • Raquel Santiago

    There is the age old proverb, spare the rod spoil the child. and then there is going to far and this goes to far. My questions would be what is the legal age of consent in the state since states range from 14-18. Michigan is 17, Cali is 18, so on and so forth. That said, this is tantamount to abuse, kids experiment they are kids, her belief system is what is in question as is her method of punishment and is not acceptable

  • 2eo

    With that out my system I can honestly say this is absolutely abhorrent, this lunatic, and the violent engaging, sympathetic and ill educated law “enforcement” officers should be jailed and fired immediately respectively.


    Most shocking is what the arrestin officer supposedly said:

    “‘If it was me and I walked in on my child,’ he said, ‘parent to parent I probably would have shot him. I probably would have shot both of them.'”


  • Volvoguy

    Is u frigging crazy, shoot your son and beat a
    him with a electric cord.
    I hope you get time for this, you definitely deserve
    Cause the justice shor is funny that way,
    idiot redneck

  • Dot Beech

    Oh, for God’s sake, lock that awful woman up. at least until her son is 18 years old… and of legal age to buy his own gun.

    Then we’ll see how quick she is to whip him.

  • Grrrowler

    So the arresting officer allegedly tells the mother he’d have shot them both. He wouldn’t actually go through with it, apparently only because it’s against the law. That said, if I were in a room with this mother and that officer, I would probably shoot them both. I disagree with the way they live their lives and who they are as people, and I find them disgusting. Apparently those are reasons enough to want to shoot someone, so I want to shoot them. I wouldn’t shoot them, but only because it’s against the law.

  • redcarpet

    What is really disturbing is she can’t even explain why she did it. “Thats how we were raised and it’s against my beliefs” is not a fucking excuse. We don’t live in a christian dictatorship. The bible is not law, if you think it is then the American form of government is not for you.

  • 2eo

    @Grrrowler: Yeah but you’re posting on a site frequented by homosexuals, and even worse EVIL FOREIGN HOMOSEXUALS WHO ARE NOT LIVING IN AMERICAN HEARTLANDS like me.

    Our belief that people should get a fair shot in life makes us intrinsically evil and the mass murdering bible thumping gun toting lunatics who are responsible for nearly all violent crime in the world are free because they fear some sky thing that never existed.

  • jerbear

    @2eo: Sorry but this made me seriously LoL in class!

  • LaTeesha

    She is crazy. I hope somebody whoops her ass in prison.

  • alterego1980

    I’m guessing, since the cousin was 18, that the age of consent is 15 or younger? Otherwise they probably would have arrested him for statutory. I just hope the son makes it out of that house to somewhere he can be himself. It’s maddening to think about the potential torment he will go through for no good reason.

  • reddragon696

    @Raquel Santiago: Generally speaking in Texas, for teenagers under the age of 21 the couple participating in consensual relations must be no more than 4 years apart in age. This is to stop someone who is over 18 from being prosecuted for Statutory Rape if their partner is close to the same age but still legally a minor.

  • reddragon696

    I might also add that here in Texas this type of thing is fairly common when dealing with Gays as Texas is Ultra-Conservative. We are slowly but surely changing though as a majority of Texans now endorse Gay Equality in all its forms including Marriage and Jobs. Unfortunately we are run by Republicans in both the Governorship and Legislature and just can’t seem to get them out no matter how hard we try because of the way our election Process is set up.

  • Spike

    That’s Texas for you.

  • Shannon1981

    I hope this kid and any others were removed from the home. Goodness knows he stands a better chance of avoiding further trauma without that woman around.

    And LOCK HER UP.

  • Grrrowler

    @2eo: You don’t have to remind me! I grew up in Oklahoma (gasp!) where Jerry Falwell is considered liberal and Oral Roberts was considered “normal”. “If you ain’t like me, you is wrong” should be the state’s motto. Respecting that people are different is not even in the same universe of thought with these people, and I personally am proud to be considered an evil homosexual by their type.

  • hyhybt

    Shocking indeed. Especially the part about their waiting months to get around to locking her up.

  • viveutvivas

    So who is going to discipline that officer?

  • Chad Hunt

    As gross and nasty as this woman surely is, those of you responding in “ebonics” are just as heinous as she is.

  • hyhybt

    @viveutvivas: I’m not sure he ought to be disciplined for that. Wait, hear me out! It depends on who he said it to and under what circumstances, and whether, aside from that statement, he was doing his job properly (as opposed to, for example, an officer holding that view who refused to file the report, or who created it in such a way as to make her look good.)

    Not knowing whether proper procedure would allow this or not, if I were in a similar position (my current actual views intact) I might try to sound sympathetic and agree with her to keep her talking. People open up more when they have, or think they have, a sympathetic ear. And even if those are his actual views, what matters is action: morally, that he doesn’t kill someone only because the law says not to is worse than not doing it because it would be wrong, but obeying the law is obeying the law. Likewise with his job duties: if he doesn’t let his agreeing with the cord woman interfere with performing his duty as a police officer, what is there to discipline?

  • Dakotahgeo

    @mattsy: I was thinking the same thing! Observing this woman’s use of the English language tells me that she is not on the top of the educational or mental health pyramid! One can darn near count how many teeth she has according to her limited knowledge of parenting! And what about the backwoods deputy? Where do they grow these mushrooms they call these people from the hill country???! I hope this woman loses her children permanently and never gets to see them again (That would probably suit her just fine!) People like her give me the willies!!! (Shudder!)

  • Paul F

    Well, let’s see now. Since the President is a Muslim and is forcing sharia law down all good God fearing Christians throats, then it stands to reason that a woman (unvieled and not wearing her burka) beats up on a male, the appropriate action is to stone her to death and behead her corpse afterward. Also since it was a woman who did the accusing of consensual male behaviour, she obviously lied to the policeman because women are Satan’s tools of mischief and they’re all evil. (Really BIG eye roll) Hey, if the right wing can make up crap and present it as fact why can’t I? Anyone wanting to place bets Pat Robertson comes out and says she was doing God’s work and should be congratulated for it?

  • hf2hvit

    So I guess the kid didn’t get his nut?

  • D9W

    Did anyone catch she was more upset about how they looked while having sex, and not about the sex act itself?

    I bet part of the problem was her Son was having better sex then what his parents did when his parents were going at it.

    As for the red neck cop- he needs to get kicked off the force.

  • macmantoo

    Think about it, the mom and the Cop, it’s Texas. The average IQ is a -5 except for cool gays and their supporters then it’s off the charts.

  • sangsue

    I tried to say this earlier but the one word put me in moderation so I will try again and not use that word. Didn’t the fact that the sex happened between a fifteen year old and an older COUSIN set off any alarm bells to any of you? Forget about the fact that it’s gay sex, it’s between family members, second cousin or not.

  • hyhybt

    @sangsue: Depends on a lot of factors, especially how close family they are *relationally,* but everybody’s a cousin if you look far enough and second cousin’s not all that close biologically.

    Certainly it’s not illegal to have sex with a second cousin, and certainly it’s wrong to “whoop” someone with an electric cord for doing so.

  • C2it2008

    This Mother should remain in Jail, not only for physical abuse, I would also add verbal abuse, Bad Grammar!

  • C2it2008

    This Mother should remain in Jail, not only for physical abuse, I would add verbal abuse, Bad Grammar!

  • Avenger

    The boy needed to be disciplined.

  • Brian

    A lot of homophobia comes from women. The male homosexual act threatens them as women because it represents rejection of woman.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Avenger: Avenger, quit pestering us and git back in your closet!!

  • Michael

    My mother used electrical cords regularly for our beatings. Also, I was kicked out of my mom’s house [at 14] for being gay. My mom had found some of my love letters, of course she threw them out!

  • 2eo

    @Michael: When she dies get a white suit and a bottle of champagne and get tap dancing all over that grave.

  • Chad Hunt

    @sangsue: Actually, in many instances of juvenile experimentation this is quite typical. You have two young men here already in shared circumstances. They are both having hormonal changes, they are both eager to act on these sexual urges, they share a common familial bond, and may have been “close”, as in friends with one another. This type of behavior is common. How many of us have played truth or dare and I’ll show you mine if you show me yours with family members of similar age? I’d wager to say more so than not.

  • Charles175

    @Avenger: Show everyone here one successful incident of beating the gay away.

  • Jeff

    I was beaten with an extension cord some time around 11 years old. It felt like I was being whipped with electricity. My crime, I removed my new shoes and did not untie them, (I did not appreciate new shoes).

  • viveutvivas

    @hyhybt, I disagree with you regarding the officer.

    There is a HUGE difference between being sympathetic and escalating things by putting thoughts of murder into people’s heads. What he was transmitting to her was the idea that she would have been justified in killing them. This is not rural Pakistan – an officer who supports the idea of “honor”-killings has not place in law enforcement.

  • iBLOW

    I never got whoopings, but my dad told me about all the CREATIVE ways his parents would beat him, and electrical cords was one of them.

  • hyhybt

    @Jeff: Wow. Never mind the punishment, the *offense* doesn’t even make sense. What could anyone possibly have against removing tied shoes, unless they’re so tight that it can’t be done easily?

  • hyhybt

    @viveutvivas: What ideas she might get from that conversation is an angle I hadn’t considered. The other, though… we do not have thought crimes in this country. If he wouldn’t do it (and if he doesn’t encourage others to do it) then what he’d *like* to do is his own business.

  • CaptainFabulous

    And this is why every child deserves a mother AND a father. So the kid can be shot by the father and whipped with an electrical cord by the mother if they’re gay.

    I hope Mom ends up in jail with a cellmate named Butch who teaches her what a real ass-whooping is like when she refuses to be Butch’s little bitch.

  • viveutvivas

    @hyhybt, yes, what the officer would like to do is his own business, but his free speech rights do not extend to justifying or advocating murder to a suspect while on the job representing law enforcement.

  • reddragon696

    Post#14:”Generally speaking, in Texas, for teenagers under the age of 21 the couple participating in consensual relations must be no more than 4 years apart in age. This is to stop someone who is over 18 from being prosecuted for Statutory Rape if their partner is close to the same age but still legally a minor”.

    I did some checking to see if this still applied after I posted it and found out that what the Law actually says today is: If the two couples are no more than 3 years apart and of the OPPOSITE sex then they cannot be prosecuted as long as the relationship is consensual.
    If they are of the SAME sex then they can be arrested, tried, jailed and required to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of their lives. According to Equality Texas, there is presently a Bill in the Legislature to revise this draconian Law to make it apply to ALL teens regardless of Gender.

  • Merv

    “Get your hands off my cousin. He’s all mine!” (It is Texas, after all.)

  • Pix

    There’s a lot I’m tempted to say but all I’ll say is that the mom needs to learn more self-discipline before disciplining others.

  • damon459

    I hate to say this but if one of my parents had tried this on me at that age I would have fought back. Of course in my cause it’s a moot point my parents were and still are very loving and excepting of me and my husband. Now on a different topic how can I get my mother to stop asking for grandkids lol.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    That story is horrendous, Jeff. I bet every time you take off your shoes this fleeting memory crops us. Sick.

    Second cousin….so “Downton Abbey.”

    The officer needs to lose his job.

  • Merv

    The two boys are actually first cousins once removed.

  • Fitz

    SO glad that I am not a young black gay guy. They get discrimination on the job front, the legal system, AND at home. Their culture seems 50+ years behind. Someone needs to
    save these kids from their families.

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