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POLICE: Louisville man arrested for striking 1-year-old

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Cody Lyday (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Cody Lyday (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man was arrested after striking his girlfriend's toddler, causing bruising.

According to an arrest report, 19-year-old Cody Lyday struck a 1-year-old boy with an open hand. Lyday struck the child on the thighs and the buttocks, police say.

Lyday became angry with the child after he climbed onto a dresser drawer and fell off, according to the arrest report.

Police say the 1-year-old boy was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital, and photos were taken of his injuries.

According to an arrest report, detectives spoke with the boy's mother, who told police Lyday was the one who struck the child.

Police say the young boy, "suffered severe bruising to his thigh and buttocks area" after the incident.

Lyday is charged with third degree criminal abuse.

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