A Lemay man faces an abuse charge after St. Louis County Police said he repeatedly punched his 10-year-old son in the chest.
Darnell L. Washington, 32, of the 3600 block of Hoffmeister in the Lemay area, was charged Jan. 29 with child abuse, a class C felony.
St. Louis County Police said Washington “inflicted cruel and inhuman punishment by punching (the 10-year-old boy) repeatedly in the chest” on Oct. 28, 2011.
Washington was being held in St. Louis County jail Tuesday. Bail was set at $50,000, cash only. He is to have no contact with the victim.
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