PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth Police have charged a mother and step-father with beating their teenage boy.

Samuel Eason, 43, and Jessica Eason, 41, beat a 13-year-old boy Thursday afternoon at their home in the 400 block of Grayson Street, according to Det. Misty Holley of the Portsmouth Police Department.

The boy told his biological father, who then took his son to police headquarters to report the incident.

Both suspects have been charged with abuse and neglect of a child, and assault and battery of a family member.

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