Man faces abuse charges after whipping child with belt
UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A Union County man is facing child abuse charges after investigators say he whipped his stepchild with a belt.
Lavar Lotharp was arrested Wednesday.
Investigators told WSOC that Lotharp was disciplining his stepchild and it “got out of hand.”
The child suffered lacerations to the temple during the incident, according to authorities.