Marion County Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on December 10, 2012 @ 4:53PM
Created on December 09, 2012 @ 3:15PM
 
A Marion County man was arrested last week on several child abuse charges.
 
Police said 40-year-old Dale Barber, Sr. was arrested on three felony counts of child abuse causing injury.
 
One of those charges stemmed from an incident when Barber supposedly struck an 11-year-old boy on his chest with a wooden board. That caused the boy to have a bruise. Barber apparently struck the boy because he wasn't doing his exercises correctly.
 
Barber was arraigned on Thursday and released on a $15,000 bond.
 
If you suspect child abuse, call Sgt. Adam Scott with the State Police Crimes Against Children Unit at (304) 367-2701.

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