Man accused of disciplining, bruising child with belt

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) - A Radcliff man has been arrested after being accused of disciplining a child with a belt and leaving bruises.

The News-Enterprise reports 37-year-old Christopher Nichols was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.

An arrest warrant shows Nichols admitted to a Child Protective Services case worker that he used the belt to discipline a female child in his custody in April.

Documents say the child sustained bruises on her buttocks as a result.

If convicted, Nichols faces five to 10 years in prison. It isn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment