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Augusta man pleads guilty in child abuse case

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A 24-year-old Augusta man who left his 6-year-old with cuts and bruises after she brought home a bad school report pleaded guilty Tuesday to cruelty to children.

George Pacheco admitted in Richmond County Superior Court that he whipped the child with a belt on May 6.

Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced Pacheco to seven years probation under the First Offender Act but warned Pacheco any future violation of a law, especially if it involved a child, would mean a prison term of as long as 20 years. Craig promised the same punishment if anyone tried to cover up such criminal act.

Pacheco completed an anger management course as a condition of his bond. On Tuesday, Craig ordered Pacheco to perform 300 hours of community service as a condition of probation. He also has 120 days to complete the process to legitimize his four children.

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corgimom
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corgimom 01/22/14 - 10:09 am
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"He also has 120 days to

"He also has 120 days to complete the process to legitimize his four children."

And HOW would he do that? Does that mean that he is going to put his name on their birth certificates?

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TruthJusticeFaithHope 01/22/14 - 10:12 pm
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If he had beaten his dog, he

If he had beaten his dog, he would be in jail. It is only a child. Parents and animals have more rights than children.

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