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Police: man arrested for assaulting a 4-year-old

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MYERSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lebanon County man is facing several charges after police say he beat and kicked a four-year-old girl.

Officials say the assault took place around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in the 500 block of Houtztown Road.

According to police, 28-year-old Joshua Natal was angry with the young victim, so he took off his belt and struck the girl several times in the arm and thigh.

A few minutes later, the child was standing on a step stool at a sink getting ready for bed. Authorities say Natal kicked her in the back, and the girl fell and hit her head on the floor and stool.

Natal is charged with simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other similar offenses.

State police are still investigating this incident.

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