Man charged with serious child cruelty offences

Man charged with serious child cruelty offences

Man charged with serious child cruelty offences

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A MAN has been charged with a series of child cruelty offences against a young boy.

Ben Stevens, 33, of no fixed abode, was charged on Thursday relating to a case in High Wycombe.

The charges are as follows:

• Four counts of assaulting / ill treating / neglecting a child to cause unnecessary suffering or injury

• One count of causing or allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm

• One count of wounding with intent

The charges relate to injuries caused to a young boy between January and May 2013.

Stevens was remanded in custody to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on August 29.

A 35-year-old woman was charged with the same offences on August 6 and appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, August 20.

She was remanded in custody to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on 27 August.

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