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Man indicted for corporal punishment on toddler

Posted at 11:17 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 07:05:14-05
A Parma Heights man arrested in December was indicted Wednesday on child endangerment charges.
 
According to court records, James Barhams administered corporal punishment to a two-year-old girl.
 
Barhams allegedly threw the child onto a couch, causing her to hit the furniture and fall on the floor, landing on her face.
 
The child sustained a bruise to her left cheek, swelling above her left eye and an abrasion to the right side of her neck. She also suffered a bruise on the right side of her forehead.
 
Records show that Barham has a prior conviction of child endangerment, which was handed to him in 1999.