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CHALMETTE, La. -- A St. Bernard man has been arrested for child abuse after investigators say he slapped his 3-year-old son in the face after the boy soiled himself.

According to St. Bernard deputies, the slap from 32-year-old Joshua Drakin caused the boy to slip and hit his face on the side of the bath tub.

The child was taken to the hospital by his mother after she heard him crying and found his face bloodied.

The child had also been bitten on the face.

Drakin has been booked with second-degree battery and cruelty to a juvenile.

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