PHOENIX - A 40-year-old Phoenix man is facing child abuse charges after allegedly spanking a child hard enough to cause nerve damage.
According to court paperwork, in August of 2012, Dwight Collins beat the child with a switch causing open flesh wounds and a hole in the tissue of the buttocks. The report said the wounds were severe enough to cause possible nerve damage that would require long term care.
Police said Collins threatened the victim's mother if she reported the incident to police.
Collins was arrested Friday. Police said he is facing several felony charges.
Police are still investigating. Stay tuned to ABC15 and ABC15.com for the latest information.
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