Teacher alerts authorities to abuse of 6-year-old boy
A man was charged with child abuse after allegedly slapping a 6-year-old boy.
David Orwin pleaded guilty to domestic violence on July 8, 2013. With his guilty plea, Orwin's fourth degree child abuse charge was dropped.
Officials at Cherry Knoll Elementary School notified authorities after the boy was dropped off to school late on April 17th. They say he had injuries to his face.
A teacher saw that they boy had a swollen lip and redness on one side of his face and when asked about it, the boy told the teacher he had been slapped the night before, police say.
Orwin told authorities the child threw a temper tantrum and fell onto the floor face-first after being disciplined for taking doughnuts without permission.
Orwin was discharged from probation in 2014.