Father accused of beating his 4 year old with a belt

POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 3:42pm

BRYAN -- A Bryan man accused of beating his four year old child with a belt is now behind bars.

Police say 42-year-old Charles Belafonte Martin got mad at his four year old daughter when she refused to eat her dinner so he allegedly took her into his bedroom and beat her with a belt.

The little girl told police that her daddy hurt her.

Police noticed welts and bruises all over the four year old's body.

Martin is in the Brazos County Jail on $100,000 bail for intentionally causing injury to a child.

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did she have injuries? my dad whipped me with a belt all the time growing up and he never went to jail...

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