Scott Co. man arrested on child abuse charges

Scott Co. man arrested on child abuse charges

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter is reporting a man is in custody on charges of child abuse.

Juan Gonzales Morin Jr. (JJ), 39, of Blodgett, Missouri, has been arrested on these charges and bond has been set at $75,000.

Walter said his office was assisting an investigator from the Missouri Children's Division Tuesday, Jan. 12. During the investigation, obvious injuries were noticed on Morin's 13-year-old son.

After further investigation, it was discovered that Morin had allegedly caused the injuries after finding a behavior note from the son's school.

It is alleged that Morin hit the child in the face multiple times, covered his noise to keep him from breathing, slammed his head in to the wall, kicked the child in the stomach and beat him with a clothes hanger and a belt. It's also alleged that Morin bit the child on the arm.

The child was removed from the residence by the children's division.

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