Sumter man arrested for abusing child with belt

Sumter man arrested for abusing child with belt
Akil Benjamin

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 37-year-old man after he beat a child with a belt.

Officials said Akil Ricshon Benjamin has been taken into custody after hitting a 6-year-old boy with a belt at a home on Vernon Drive. The boy suffered bruises and lacerations.

Officials said the incident happened March 8 and March 11.

Benjamin was released after posting a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

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