A Loudon man was arrested on child abuse charges Jan. 25 after repeatedly striking an 8-year-old with a belt.

Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and School Resource Officer Mike Williams reported a child went to the office of his elementary school to complain about back pain. Upon evaluation by the school nurse, he was found to have abrasions and bruising on multiple areas of his body, including the lower back, upper back, left shoulder and near the neck.

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