Gulfport father charged with Felony Child Abuse

Published: Oct. 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man accused of beating his 9-year-old son is facing a charge of Felony Child Abuse.

Keith Cooper, Sr, 30, was arrested Wednesday after a teacher reported the abuse. Investigators believe Cooper hit the child with a belt about 20 times, causing bruising and welts.

Bond for Cooper was set at $50,000, pending a hearing.

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