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Omemee man charged with assault after allegedly striking child with belt

Peterborough police have charged a man after he allegedly struck a child with a belt in June.
Peterborough police have charged a man after he allegedly struck a child with a belt in June. Peterborough Police Services Board

A man has been charged with assault with a weapon after an alleged incident involving a child in June.

The Peterborough Police Service says officers received information in late June that earlier in the month, a man had allegedly struck a child with a belt. Police say the man and child are related but did not specify the relationship or the age of the child.

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On Wednesday, the man attended the Peterborough Police Service station where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested.

A 35-year-old man from the village of Omemee was charged with assault with a weapon.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Aug. 15.

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Police did not release the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the child.