Calcasieu

Jan 25, 2013 2:47 PM by Tonya LaCoste

School calls authorities on man accused of abusing child

A Lake Charles man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to a juvenile. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a middle school after a 15-year-old student went to school injured. John P. Carter, 44, is accused of 'physically abusing a 15-year-old family member who is a student at the school," according to sheriff's office spokesperson Kim Myers.

Deputies discovered Carter hit the victim in the face, bit him on his arm, and also slammed his ankle in a vehicle door causing swelling, Myers said. The child was treated at a hospital and released.

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