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Man accused of spanking child with belt

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Man accused of spanking child with belt
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man is accused of abuse or cruelty to a minor for spanking his child with a belt.

Randall Kelly, 41, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to court documents, Kelly spanked his child's buttocks four to six times with his belt after the child threw a tantrum while Kelly was trying to sleep. Law enforcement documented the child's injuries, which did not constitute aggravated assault. The child had several raised, red welts.

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