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Jennings man wanted in child abuse case arrested

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 12:44:13-05

Police say that the man wanted in connection with a child abuse case in Jennings has been arrested.

Justin Brock King was arrested on Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal’s Office in the Ville Platte area, according to Jennings Police Department.

Justin Brock King
Justin Brock King

King was wanted following an investigation into the alleged abuse of a 5-year-old girl. Investigators say that King was babysitting his girlfriend’s daughter in December when the girl was found to have received injuries to her face, body, and head.

The child was brought to the hospital where it was determined the injuries were consistent with abuse.

Police said that King was also a suspect in a 2016 abuse case involving an 11-month-old child.

Police: Man wanted for Jennings child abuse case