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Lee Co. man sentenced to 10 years for child abuse

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LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A Lee County man is learning his fate for torturing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

24-year-old Zachary Tadlock was sentenced to 10 years for child abuse and one year for domestic violence.

He was found guilty of both charges recently. The toddler involved survived.

Tadlock testified the young boy broke his Play Station remote, so he spanked him and accidentally slapped him in the face during the July incident.

The victim's mother testified he violently beat the toddler, while holding him down by his neck, hitting him over and over, then picking the toddler up in a strangle hold, against a wall and hitting him some more.

The ER doctor and DHR testified the injuries indicated a clear case of child abuse.

Tadlock was arrested in July 2014 and then indicted by a grand jury.

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