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Man charged with beating a three year old boy in Mercer County is back in court


MERCER CO. (WVVA) Dakota Dillow, 18, is charged with child abuse causing body injuries and child neglect.

Detectives say Dillow beat the three year old boy so severely that he had to be treated at two different hospitals.

According to detective Corporal Steven Sommers of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Bluefield Regional Medical Center contacted Bluefield, West Virginia Police to report that a three year old boy had been brought in with face fractures, an eye hemorrhage, and severe burns around his mouth.

The incident happened on October 17. According to Detective Sommers, Dakota Dillow was dating the young boys' juvenile mother when he was left alone with the child and “beat the kid like a grown man.”

The boy was later taken to Charleston Area Medical Center for more extensive treatment.

In court Friday morning, Magistrate James Dent found probable cause and bound the case over to the Grand Jury.

Dakota Dillow is being held in Southern Regional jail. The juvenile mother is also facing charges. 

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