A Floyd County resident was arrested for allegedly criminally abusing a child this week.

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Dustin Lee Hall, 28, of Galveston, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12, a felony. 

Kentucky State Police Trooper Timothy Hurtt alleges in the citation that Hall “wantonly beat” a four-year-old child “on his back and arms, leaving numerous hand prints and welts and possibly internal serious physical injuries.”

The alleged criminal abuse occurred on December 13, 2018, the arrest warrant says. 

Hall denied the allegations in Floyd District Court, entering a not guilty plea in the case on June 11. District Judge Jimmy Marcum placed him under a $5,000 partially-secured bond and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held next week.

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