PD: Man charged with child cruelty

Shamel Keith Dawes (Photo provided by Suffolk Police)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Suffolk Police say a 26-year-old man is facing child cruelty charges after a 4-year-old was hurt.

Shamel Keith Dawes was arrested in connection to injuries inflicted on his 4-year-old son, Suffolk Police said. Hospitalization was not required to treat the child’s injuries.

Dawes is charged with cruelty and injuries to children.Suffolk Police said Child Protective Services was contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

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