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Man charged with striking child with fist

Chad E. Edwards (Source: LMDC) Chad E. Edwards (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man is facing an assault charge after police say he struck a 10-year-old boy in the face with his fist.

According to an arrest warrant, the incident happened on September 24. The warrant states the boy suffered a bloody nose, black eye and briefly loss consciousness.

Shively police were called by Child Protective Services after the injuries were noticed by authorities at the boy's school.

When police spoke with the suspect, Chad E. Edwards, 39, he admitted to striking the child, but said it was an accident.

Edwards, the boyfriend of the child's mother, was arrested November 4 and charged with one count of assault - child abuse.

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