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Charges filed against Pagedale man accused of beating child with belt

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(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.

 

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