Man Accused Of Beating 5-Year-Old Boy, Covering Him In Bruises For Opening Christmas Present Early

An Oklahoma man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son as punishment for opening a Christmas present early, KJRH reported.

The boy’s mother claimed that her boyfriend, Wesley McCollum, was watching her son while she went Christmas shopping on Saturday. When she came back, “nothing seemed wrong,” she said. McCollum said he had sent her son to bed early for opening a wrapped Christmas present from under the tree, she claimed. 

When she went to check on her son, she allegedly saw bruises on her son’s back and arms, marks on his forehead and a hand print on his cheek. She took a photo of his cheek and posted it on Facebook with a description of what she saw.

“Words cannot explain seeing your baby like this and having no clue what happened. I ran to him like any mother would do crying, hugging him, begging what happened,” she wrote in

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