Columbus man charged with cruelty to children

By Web Staff – email

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – A Columbus man is in jail after he severely beat his three-year old step daughter.

20 year old Andre Johnson was arrested just after 10 pm Friday night. Police say the child was taken to the medical center for difficulty breathing.

Doctors found bruises on the child's body and called police.

The child's injuries are not life threatening.

Johnson has been charged with cruelty to children and aggravated assault.

Copyright 2011 WXTX. All rights reserved.