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Louisville man accused of abusing 4-year-old boy

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James Harmon (Source: Hardin County Detention Center) James Harmon (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Elizabethtown Police have arrested a Louisville man accused of criminally abusing a 4-year-old boy.

According to an arrest warrant from the Radcliff Police Department, the principal of North Park Elementary School called police on Nov. 18 to report that a 4-year-old student showed up at the school, "with bruising and small lacerations to the right side of his face, right eye, and inside and behind his right ear." 

Police say that the child told school officials that, "James hit me." When asked who "James" was, the child allegedly said, "my mom's boyfriend."

According to the arrest warrant, the child went on to say, "I was playing on my bed and James got on the bed and hit me and then I fell off the bed."

Police say that the injuries were sustained three days earlier, on Nov. 15, and were caused by 35-year-old James Harmon, the live-in boyfriend of the child's mother.

"The injuries appear to have been caused by a strike to the hand," police say.

A warrant was issued for Harmon's arrest on Tuesday, June 7, and he was taken into custody a week later. He is charged with first degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or under, and is currently being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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