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Virginia mom agrees to avoid spanking child for two years

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Posted at 11:58 PM, Sep 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-20 06:44:31-04

Stafford, Va. - A Virginia dentist will see her felony charge dropped under one condition: She has to agree to not spank her child for at least two years. A Stafford County judge offered that deal to Felisha Kimble-Tanks.

Earlier this year, Tanks spanked her 6-year-old daughter with a leather belt. Tanks said it was punishment because her daughter acted up in school.

Apparently, bruises were left behind and the girl's father filed a complaint against his estranged wife.

Tanks was facing a felony but took the deal to not use corporal punishment.