'Amesbury, MA — An Amesbury police officer was arrested on Tuesday and charged with crimes related to the alleged beating of a 14-year-old autistic boy.
According to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, officer Larry Bybee arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a child—his own son. The court issued a restraining order against Bybee and he was ordered to stay away from his children, alcohol, and drugs during his arraignment.
According to NBC10, court documents show the alleged incident happened at Bybee’s home in Amesbury on June 13. It was reported to the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families the following day since Bybee’s son lives in New Hampshire half of the time with Bybee’s ex-wife.
NBC10 Boston reportedly reached the boy’s mother by phone. She said she’s “at a loss for words” over the incident.
According to court documents, Bybee punched his autistic son in the nose so hard, it gave him a bloody nose. He then followed his son to the bathroom as he tried to get away and then smashed his head into the wall three times.
Bybee’s son told investigators that the incident was sparked over an issue with a milk container. According to his son, Bybee made fun of his son’s speech impediment and verbally abused him as well, calling him derogatory names.'
Read more: Cop Arrested for Punching Autistic 14 year-old Boy in the Face, Repeatedly Smashing His Head Into a Wall