Suffolk man accused of physically abusing child

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk man has been charged with abuse after police say he used “excessive physical discipline” on a 7-year-old boy.

Suffolk police say they received a referral on June 5 from Child Protective Services of an alleged abuse of a 7-year-old boy.

Police say the boy suffered injuries consistent with discipline by 25-year-old Anthony Carlos Franklin.

Franklin has been charged with abuse and neglect of children as well as cruelty and injuries to children. He is currently being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

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