(KMOV) – A Pagedale man now faces abuse charges after beating a 9-year-old child with a leather belt.
Shaun Smith, 34, was charged Monday with felony abuse or neglect of a child by the Pagedale Police Department.
Police say on Nov. 15, Smith beat the 9-year-old with a leather belt for misbehaving in school. The beating caused multiple contusions, authorities say.
Smith admitted to officers that he whooped the child.