Lebanon man, 18, accused of beating girlfriend’s toddler son

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Charges have been filed against an 18-year-old Lebanon man for the alleged abuse of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son.

Gilberto Sanchez is charged with simple assault and endangering the welfare of children in connection with Sunday’s incident at an apartment on N. 10th Street.

Sanchez is accused of hitting the child several times with a leather belt, causing head and back injuries. Police say Sanchez’s girlfriend had left him alone in her apartment watching her two children.

Sanchez was taken into custody and placed in Lebanon County Prison on $25,000 bail.

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