Mechanic arrested for whipping young son with belt

A Stamford mechanic with two sons was arrested after his six-year-old son told police that his father whipped him with his belt Thursday morning because he began to cut his own hair.

Pouchecar Delencourt, 40, of 352 Long Ridge Road, was charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting a $50,000 court appearance bond.

At his arraignment on the charges at the Stamford courthouse Friday, Judge Gary White issued a full protective order on the Haitian native, ordering him to stay away from his young son.

Sgt. Sean McGowan said the principal of Hart Elementary School called police just before 3 p.m. Thursday and said that Delencourt’s older son had told a social worker at the school that his father beat the boy’s younger brother with his belt that morning.

At the school, police talked to the younger brother who said that his father whipped him with a belt that morning because he found a pair of scissors and began cutting his hair.

The boy pulled off his shirt and showed officers the welts on his back from the beating, McGowan said.

Police determined that Delencourt worked at a car repair garage on High Ridge Road and arrested him at work.