Police: Man beat 11-year-old with horse whip


MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A Mattoon man was arrested and charged with beating an 11-year-old child with a horse whip.

Police said 31-year-old Anthony Hamilton repeatedly whipped the boy, causing swelling, bruises, and broken skin.

He was arrested in the 400 block of North 20th St. on May 6.

He was transported to the Coles County Jail.

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