Father jailed for cruelty to child

WINNSBORO – A 43-year-old Winnsboro man was arrested on Nov. 14 for both ‘cruelty to children (torture, deprivation)’ and ‘assault and battery’ 1st degree.

A 38-year-old woman came to the Winnsboro police station on Nov. 6, stating that her ex-husband had stabbed their 16-year-old son in the leg, causing the child to have to have stitches in his leg.

In an earlier report, the father told police that he has full custody of the couple’s son. There is no other stabbing information about the incident in the WDPS report.

The father, who is not identified to protect the identity of the victim, was released on a $25,000 surety bond. The case continues to be investigated according to WDPS. This story will be updated as information is available.

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