Police are searching for a father who, they said, abused his daughter after receiving a negative discipline report at school.
Police responded to the Wylds Road apartment Monday afternoon where they found the 6-year-old with redness and swelling to the face, neck, head and back.
Her father, 23-year-old George Pacheco, fled the home prior to police arrival. He faces charges of cruelty to children in the first degree.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.