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Displinary action results in child abuse charges

A Decatur man faces child abuse charges after a confrontation about grades.  

Decatur police say a 12-year-old was hit and choked by his mother's fiance.     

30-year-old Ricardo Moody is charged with willful abuse of a child under the age of 18.     

Police say the child's mother asked Moody to discipline her son for poor grades on a progress report. We've learned that the verbal altercation turned physical.     

The child has marks and bruises on his head, face, neck, chests, one arm -- and even what looks like a shoe imprint on his back.

 

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