Suffolk boy tells school official of beating, father arrested

Suffolk boy tells school official of beating, father arrested

Suffolk boy tells school official of beating, father arrested

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 3:56 PM

SUFFOLK -- A Suffolk father was arrested Thursday after his 8-year-old son told school officials he was beaten. 

Suffolk Police charged 36-year-old James Dillard with abuse and neglect of children and cruelty and injuries to children.

According to police, the boy had injuries on his back that were consistent with being beaten with a leather belt and buckle.  

The investigation is ongoing.

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