EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Charged With Beating Toddler With Fly Swatter
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 16, 2013 2:55 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Scioto County man is facing child abuse charges after detectives said a toddler in his care was hospitalized with injuries.
Kelly Black, 22, of Portsmouth was charged with felonious assault and child endangering on Friday.
The Scioto County Sheriff's Department got a report on Wednesday from the Flemming Sheriff's Department in Kentucky about a two-year-old girl being treated for injuries possibly from the result of child abuse, the sheriff's department said. Detectives said they viewed the injuries and spoke with witnesses. Detectives said the girl had injuries on her backside, legs and face that appeared to be from the metal handle of a fly swatter. The suspect was questioned and charged on Friday.
Black is being held at the Scioto County Jail and bond is set at $70,000.
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