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Man charged with abusing toddler

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Cody T. Lyday (Source: LMDC) Cody T. Lyday (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man has been arrested for abuse of his girlfriend's one-year-old son.

According to an arrest report, Cody T. Lyday, 19, was arrested July 14 for the July 1 incident.

The report states Lyday used an open hand to hit the child on the thigh and buttocks causing severe bruising. Police say Lyday hit the child after the boy climbed on a dresser and fell.

After the child was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital by his mother, hospital officials called police.

Lyday was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on one count of child abuse.

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