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NOPD searching for a man accused of whipping a boy with belt

(Source: NOPD) (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans police are looking for man they believe whipped a four-year-old boy with a belt.

James Kelly, 37, is wanted by police on cruelty to a juvenile.

Kelly is accused of whipping a four-year-old boy repeatedly with a belt.

The boy suffered severe bruising and lacerations to his lower body.

Police believe the incident took place in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road on December 26 around 5 p.m. Kelly is an acquaintance of the boy's family, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident or James Kelly’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Kimberly Wilson or any NOPD Child Abuse detective at 504-658-5267.

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