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Weyauwega man charged with felony child abuse

Brian J. Burow, 27, Weyauwega, was charged with three counts each of physical abuse of a child, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted of felony child abuse.

On Sept. 10, 2010, Weyauwega Police Officer Nicole Hoffmann was dispatched to Burow’s home in response to a reported domestic in progress.

When she arrived, Hoffmann reported seeing Burow arguing with a woman and young child and blocking them from leaving the residence.

According to the criminal complaint, Burow told the officer that he was upset because he did not want the girl to go to her grandmother’s house because she had been misbehaving.

The woman told Hoffmann that Burow had hit the child with a belt. The child said she had been spanked two to three times per week. Hoffmann reported seeing bruises on the child’s legs.

Burow met with Child Protective Services and said he spanked her, but denied it happened a couple of times per week, according to the criminal complaint. He also said he did not normally use the belt and would not spank the child again.

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