ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On February 20, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched after receiving a complaint regarding Shane A. Richard, 41, 6861 Earl Ellender Road, Sulphur, physically abusing a 12 year old family member.

When deputies arrived, they observed numerous bruises and marks on the child. During the investigation, deputies discovered Richard struck the child with a belt causing welts and severe bruises to his legs, buttocks, and back. Deputies also discovered on a previous occasion, Richard struck the victim numerous times on his legs with a fishing pole.

When questioned by detectives, Richard confirmed the allegations.

Richard was arrested on March 14 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of cruelty to a juvenile.

Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $60,000.

CPSO Detective Cinnamon Salvador is the lead investigator on this case.

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