Nine year old girl suffers injuries after beaten with belt according to police.
A Dothan man has been arrested for Willful Child Abuse in connection with the alleged beating of his daughter. Richard Paul Parks III, 31, of West Selma Street was arrested Monday according to a press release from the Dothan Police Department.
The release said the child’s mother contacted police after finding severe, dark colored contusions and markings on the 9-year old child’s buttocks and lower back following a recent visit with her father. Court documents show investigators allege the girl was beaten with a belt.
Parks was released on $15,000 bail.
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