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Shreveport man charged with cruelty after spanking injures child

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John Willard,34 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) John Willard,34 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)

A Shreveport man is accused of causing injuries to a 3-year-old boy while spanking him.

34-year-old John Willard of the 9200 block of North Sunset is charged with cruelty to juveniles, after the child was brought to the hospital with bruises on his face, chin, buttocks, legs and hand.

That prompted an investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

Willard was also charged with domestic abuse battery for grabbing the child's mother by the side of her head and pushing her after she confronted Willard about beating the child.

The child was treated and released from Willis-Knighton North.

Willard was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday.

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