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Man beats child on the head with tire pump because it was part of ‘rough housing’

By Mason White 1:52 PM August 16, 2017
Delbert Gillian
Delbert Gillian
By: Tanya Clark

A man told police that he beat a child with a tire pump as part of their “rough housing,” according to police in Florida.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of the man for cruelty toward a child.

Family members of the victim contacted the police on Sunday, and they stated that the child had bruises over all of his body and several lacerations as a result of being beaten with a belt by 41-year-old Delbert Gillian.

Police spoke to the victim who stated that he had been hit with a belt and over the head with a bicycle tire pump on two occasions.

Police then spoke with Gilliam. Gilliam stated that the injuries occurred during “rough housing” with the victim. After the interview, investigators arrested Gilliam.