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Monroe Man Jailed for Punishing Child with a Belt

A man is in jail after police say he punished a 5-year old with a belt.
MONROE -- A man is in jail after police say he punished a 5-year old with a belt.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Monroe Police responded to a reported cruelty to a juvenile complaint at the 1200 Block of South 8th Street.

Police said 33-year old Ladeiszem McGraw of Monroe, was awakened from his sleep by his 5-year old stepson who was jumping on a sofa.  

Police said McGraw is alleged to have struck the child on his face and head with a belt as punishment for awakening him.  

McGraw was arrested and booked at Oouachita Correctional Center, charged with Cruelty to a Juvenile.  

Police say the child is reported to have suffered minor injuries and is in the custody of relatives.
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