(KMOV) – A child was found beaten and bruised and St. Louis Police say they have the man believed to be responsible in custody.
James Ross, 25, was charged with abuse or neglect of a child and third-degree assault for an incident that took place at the home of the child’s mother on November 7.
Court documents say that the three-year-old child told his daycare provider that Ross had hit him. The child was then taken to an area hospital where doctors noted a black eye, bruises and abrasions to his face and ear.
Ross pleaded guilty to another offense of child abuse in July, 2011.
Further details into this case were not immediately known.