WORTHINGTON, W.Va (WDTV) – A Harrison County man is facing two counts of child abuse resulting in injury after hitting two children with a belt, according to officials.
Christopher Cole Watkins, 27, is accused of hitting a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl with a belt in Worthington, WV in April. The boy suffered a “large bruise on [his] hamstring,” and the girl suffered “four belt-shaped bruises on her hip,” according to the criminal complaint.
Police say both victims corroborated the alleged abuse in a statement.
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