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Trial set in case of child spanked with a belt

Mason City man charged in Hancock County.

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 2:45 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2018 2:51 PM

GARNER, Iowa – A man accused of spanking a child with a belt is pleading not guilty.

Charles Pennington, 33 of Mason City, is charged with child endangerment in Hancock County. Authorities say he spanked the 4-year-old with a belt on March 12, leaving one-inch-wide red bruises on the lower back and bruises on the butt and lower legs that were black, blue, and purple in color.

Pennington entered a not guilty plea Tuesday and his trial is set to start on August 22.

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