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Man accused of giving marijuana to 4-year-old, physically abusing child

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Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 09:50:30-05

A 26-year-old Opelousas man has been arrested after police say he allegedly provided marijuana to a 4-year-old and then physically abused the child.

The Rayne Police Department says they arrested 26-year-old Dexter Keith Broussard, Jr. on Wednesday, February 19.

Chief Carroll Stelly says the abuse resulted in injuries that required the child to be hospitalized.

Broussard was booked on a charge of cruelty to a juvenile.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office assisted in the making the arrest.