JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested Friday on a charge of child abuse, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
Officials with the Florida Department of Children and Families were called to an apartment after learning of a girl with bruises on her leg, investigators said.
Authorities determined that Jammarl Felton, 30, whipped the girl -- and based on interviews, they determined the markings were caused "maliciously,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Police said they determined Felton whipped the child with a belt on her legs and thighs, and the bruising lasted three days.
The victim told officers that this wasn’t the first time she had been struck.