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CHILD ABUSE ARREST

BSO Case Number: BS02-4-1367
PIO Number: 02-4-49
Date: April 23, 2002
Time: 0900
Place of Occurrence: 3480 NE 1 Avenue, #B, Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • 11-year-old boy

Suspect(s):

  • Jerome Dixon, 38, 4/7/64, male, 3480 NE 1 Avenue, #B, Pompano Beach

Description of Incident:

A Pompano Beach man has been arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse for punching an 11-year-old boy in the eye and whipping him with a rope.

Broward Sheriff's Office abuse and neglect detectives learned of the incident, which occurred on April 2nd, after the child was taken to North Broward Medical Center for treatment. The young boy suffered from hemorrhaging to his right eye, and he received numerous bruises on his arm, shoulder, and thigh.

During questioning, Jerome Dixon said he was disciplining the boy. Dixon admitted his actions got out of hand.

Dixon was arrested at the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building Tuesday morning. He remains at BSO’s Main Jail with a bond amount of $7,500.

INVESTIGATORS: Abuse & Neglect Det. J. Murray
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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