Oroville man arrested on child abuse charges

Feb 10, 2014 11:43 AM

The Oroville Police Department has arrested 32-year-old David William Barber on suspicion of physical child abuse of an 8-year-old boy.

According to the Oroville Police Department, the boy suffered two severe black eyes and both sides of his buttocks were completely bruised. The child also reportedly had other smaller bruises on his back and chest. During their investigation, detectives also determined Barber allegedly used a belt and punched the boy in the genital area.

The department stated Barber was the live-in boyfriend of the boy’s mother. Barber was arrested over the weekend on charges of infliction of corporal punishment on a child resulting in injury, child endangerment, and committing a felony while being out of custody on his own recognizance.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to contact the Oroville Police Department.


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