Man arrested after confessing he whipped 12-year-old girl with belt for not wanting to go to school

A Westlake man was arrested Tueday after police say he confessed to whipping his girlfriend's daughter with a belt when she refused to go to school.

23-year-old Taylor Ashworth was charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Deputies say they responded to a complaint in reference to a possible cruelty to a juvenile.

On scene, they say they spoke with the 12-year-old victim who stated her mothers boyfriend whipped her with a belt numerous times.

Deputies say they observed numerous red marks on her arms and legs.

Ashworth was arrested on scene and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a $2,500 bond. 




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