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Man arrested on child cruelty charge

A Suffolk man was arrested Sunday after, police say, he disciplined two children with a ruler.

Edward J. Montigny Jr., 51, is charged with two counts of cruelty and injuries to children.

Montigny

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City spokeswoman Diana Klink said officers were dispatched on July 24 to a residence in the 1100 block of Nansemond Parkway for a disturbance.

“Upon preliminary investigation, it was found that two juvenile males (ages 11 and 10) that reside at the residence had been disciplined by a known adult male with a ruler,” Klink stated in an email.

Child Protective Services was notified, she added.

No further information was available at the courthouse Tuesday, as arrest warrants involving children are not open to public inspection, a worker in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court said.