A man has been arrested after reportedly abusing a 4-year-old child in Lewis County.
George Joseph Lattea, 44, of Weston, was caring for the child when it sustained injuries and was taken to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
After observing scratches on the body and swelling of the eyes, the hospital staff notified the Lewis County Sheriff's Department about a possible child abuse complaint.
Officers determined Lattea was the one responsible for the injuries and arrested him.
He is being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.