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Busted For Child Abuse

Busted For Child Abuse

Tampa, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-Police say a man is under arrest for strapping a boy to a table and beating the child.

Officers say they got a call about possible child abuse at 6083 Coral Bay Road.  Tampa police officers say they found an eight year-old boy with injuries consistent with being struck numerous times with a belt and an extension cord. Officers say the boy had also been tied to a table with plastic zip ties.

Police have a family member, 34 year-old John Paul Miller, is custody.  Miller was taking care of the 8 year-old and three siblings. 

Officers say the four children have been removed from the house and have been placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.


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