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Man charged with beating his daughter with a belt

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FARMERVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A man in Farmerville has been arrested and charged with second-degree battery in connection with beating his 7-year-old daughter with a belt.

Rayshon L. Smith, 28, of 814-B Doyle St., was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on a warrant. Reportedly the incident occurred the evening of April 15.

Deputies contacted Child Protection Services who stated that Smith told them the girl would not do her homework and that he had been getting complaints from her school about bad behavior.

He posted a $3,000 bond and a protective order was issued to keep him away from the child, deputies reported.

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