Sheriff: Man struck, bit, juvenile, slammed ankle in car door

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 3:28pm

A Lake Charles man is accused of abusing a 15-year-old family member.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the investigation began after they were called to a local middle school after receiving a complaint about the alleged abuse. We’re told John P. Carter, 44, was accused of abusing the juvenile.

Officials say Carter struck the victim in the face, bit him on his arm, and also slammed the victim’s ankle in a vehicle door causing swelling.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for the injuries.

Carter was arrested and charged with one count Cruelty to a Juvenile. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a bond of $3,000.

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