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Police: Mother struck child 20 times with belt

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Alisha Dewalt (Source: LMDC) Alisha Dewalt (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A mother has been accused of abusing her child.

According to Louisville Metro police, they were notified on December 19 that Alisha Dewalt hit her child 20 times with a belt, leaving severe bruising on the child's arms and legs.

An arrest report states Dewalt admitted to hitting her 5-year-old.

Child protective services were notified of the case.

Dewalt is facing criminal child abuse charges.

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