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Spankings lead to child abuse arrest for Pasco man

PORT RICHEY — A 46-year-old man was arrested this week after spanking two children so hard they bled, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Keith Brian Dorsett, Sr., told deputies he spanked a 9-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy with a wooden lath "because they lied, disobeyed, were disrespectful, and were caught playing when they should have been doing their work," the sheriff's report said.

The children told deputies they were struck repeatedly, without clothing on. The boy also had a bruise on the side of his head, which he said was from Dorsett slapping him, causing his nose to bleed, the report said.

Investigators responded after receiving a call from the child abuse hotline. Due to the nature of the allegations, authorities did not disclose how Dorsett knew the children.

Dorsett, of 9136 Chantilly Lane, was charged with two counts of child abuse, and was released after posting $10,000 bail.

Spankings lead to child abuse arrest for Pasco man 06/25/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 4:55pm]
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