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Child claims physical abuse by adult

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Smith County Sheriff Department responded to a welfare concern at 8 PM, Monday, November 8. 

When authorities arrived at home on Hwy 31 W, they found a 10-year-old child, who had called in the welfare concern. The child claimed to have been beaten by the step-father repeatedly on arms and legs with a plastic clothes hanger, during a verbal altercation.

The child had red marks on the arms and legs consistent with the claims of abuse.

Lt. Tony Dana, with the Smith County Sheriff Department, says the investigation continues into whether or not the step father should be charged with injury to a child.

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