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Man gets probation after disciplining boy with belt

Man gets probation after disciplining boy with belt

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A Pardeeville man was ordered to spend two years on probation after authorities said he regularly disciplined a 6-year-old child with a belt when the child’s teacher reported he had a “bad day” at school.

Bryce R. McKinley, 30, of Pardeeville, at a hearing Thursday in Columbia County Circuit Court, pleaded no contest to three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping,

Judge W. Andrew Voigt ordered McKinley to serve two years of probation and to receive parenting classes and counseling in anger management and domestic abuse.

Voigt dismissed but took into account for sentencing charges of felony child abuse, felony bail jumping, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, and misdemeanor operating while revoked.

McKinley admitted to using a belt to spank the boy on bare skin, including one to four spankings a night for three to four nights in a row, and said he would do it again, according to a criminal complaint.

The boy said he asked the teacher to erase the “bad day” report because he gets spanked, the complaint stated.



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