Man arrested in child cruelty

Published 10:17 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Suffolk man was arrested Tuesday on charges of cruelty and injuries to children.

Shamel Keith Dawes, 26, was charged in relation to injuries suffered by his 4-year-old son, city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

Shamel Keith Dawes

Shamel Keith Dawes

Hospitalization of the child was not required.

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Child Protective Services was contacted, and the investigation is ongoing.