Ohio cop arrested and charged for strangling and viciously beating 8-year-old boy

An Ohio police officer has been charged after he allegedly viciously attacked an eight-year-old boy, Fox 8 reported.

Christian Idle of the Ansonia Police Department was living with Mackenzie Bell and her two sons for the past three months. On the night of Aug. 3, Bell said she was “out in our garage. I was on the phone, on hold, just kind of trying to get my stuff together. And slowly the kids kept coming out to the garage and saying, ‘Hey, Christian wants to know this, Christian wants to know that.'”

She said Idle came into the garage and claimed her 8-year-old son had lied about something and she needed to get him out of the house.

“He instantly walks back in the house and I follow behind him. And by the time I can get all the way in the house, Officer Idle is on top of my 8-year-old son, kicking him and punching him,” Bell said, adding that she was eventually able to pull Idle off her son and call 911.

In their report, police say Idle grabbed the child by the neck, kicked him and spanked him.

“He’s bruised literally all the way around his bottom torso, so his hips, his legs, his butt. Everything is so bruised at this point, that you can’t even see what the real color of his skin is,” Bell explained.

Idle was arrested the night of the incident and charged with domestic violence and strangulation. He was later released from jail on a $20,000 bond. While police say he is currently on administrative leave, he turned his two-week resignation notice the day before the incident.

Sky Palma

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