Brian Kelly

EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KMOX)-An Alhambra, Illinois man is accused of beating a nine-year old relative who was staying with him for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Madison County prosecutors have charged 34-year-old Joseph Whitworth with aggravated battery of a child.

Police say the child had bruises to his eyes, face, ears, back, arms and chest when taken to a Salem, Illinois hospital Sunday night.

The child has been treated and released.

 Copyright KMOX Radio


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