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Iowa City Man Accused of Hitting 3 Year-Old

AN IOWA CITY MAN IS ACCUSED OF STRIKING A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY AND THE BOY'S MOTHER IS ACCUSED OF HIDING THE CHILD FROM THE INVESTIGATION. OFFICIALS SAY RELATIVES NOTICED EXTENSIVE BRUISING ON THE BOY'S BACKSIDE AND LOWER BACK A WEEK AGO AND CONTACTED POLICE. 28-YEAR-OLD AARON THOMAS ADMITTED TO HITTING THE BOY BUT SAID HE DID NOT INJURE HIM. POLICE TRIED TO LOCATE THE BOY AND HIS MOTHER, 24-YEAR-OLD PAGE GERARD, BUT THE WOMAN SAID SHE WAS OUT OF TOWN. THE WOMAN WAS LOCATED SEVERAL DAYS LATER IN IOWA CITY AND ADMITTED TO HIDING AND KEEPING THE CHILD FROM POLICE AND THE DHS. THOMAS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT CAUSING BODILY INJURY AND GERARD HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION. THE BOY REMAINS IN DHS CUSTODY BUT HAS BEEN PLACED WITH RELATIVES.

 

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