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Newport News man arrested after allegedly spanking his stepson

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 15:08:03-05

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News man was arrested on Friday for allegedly spanking his 12-year-old stepson and leaving visible bruising.

Child Protective Services was notified by a teacher at the child’s school who noticed the bruising.

Police were notified by CPS and an investigation revealed that 31-year-old Chester House spanked his stepson with a leather belt because he had misbehaved in a school-related incident.

House was arrested and charged with endangering or cruelly treating a child. An Emergency Protective Order has also been obtained.