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Gheens man arrested in child cruelty investigation

Samuel Pertuit, III (Source: LPSO) Samuel Pertuit, III (Source: LPSO)

Lafourche Parish deputies arrested a Gheens man accused of striking a child multiple times with a leather belt. 

Investigators say Samuel Pertuit III admitted to striking the child. 

Deputies say the child had abrasions and bruising. 

They booked Pertuit with one count of cruelty to juveniles. 

He was released after posting $2,500 bond. 

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