WEST POINT, Ind. (WLFI) - Kenneth Hughes II, 29, of West Point, faces a felony charge after authorities said he spanked his 5-year-old daughter with a belt.
A woman, who is both aunt and guardian of the 5-year-old girl, came forward to Tippecanoe County sheriff's deputies in May.
According to court documents, the girl came home with bruises on her neck and cheek, back, bottom and lower abdomen after visiting Hughes. When she was asked how she got the bruises, the girl said, "Daddy whooped me."
The girl told authorities Hughes hit her with his leather belt after she told a family member he had spanked her. She also said he would choke her with his hand and sometimes she couldn't breathe.
He faces a single charge of battery on a child.
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