Landlord Accused of Publicly Spanking Tenant over Late Rent

Published 02/22 2013 11:40AM

Updated 02/22 2013 11:43AM

(WLWT)  An Ohio landlord is accused of whipping a male tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent payments.
Police in the village of Waynesville say 53-year-old Ron Kronenberger was charged with assault for the Jan. 22 incident in his office.
"If you're going to act like a child, I'm going to treat you like one," Kronenberger was quoted in the police report as telling the tenant before striking him four times with a belt. The report said the belt left "little marks."
Waynesville Police Chief Gary Copeland talked to the accuser, who reportedly told him he submitted to the whipping because "he was scared and just wanted to get it over with," according to the police report.

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