Mountain View, Mo. man charged with child abuse

Published: Mar. 30, 2019 at 9:21 AM CDT
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A man from Mountain View is charged with child abuse after doctors discovered bruises and scratches on a young boy.

According to court documents obtained by KY3 News, Ervin Cockrell claimed that the boy got hurt while he was in the shower.

But police say those claims are not consistent with the boy's injuries.

Cockrell later told investigators he spanked the boy hard enough to feel through his diaper which he said caused bruising.