Big Coppitt man charged with child cruelty

A Big Coppitt Key man was arrested last Friday, charged with hitting a 14 year old.

Florida law prohibits identifying the victim of child abuse so many details of the incident are protected from release to the public.

34 year old John Roberts is accused of pushing the child and hitting her in the face, causing a cut on her lip and a bloody nose. After the incident took place, the girl went to a friend’s house. The friend’s parents called the Sheriff’s Office after seeing her injuries.

Roberts was charged with child cruelty and he was booked into jail.

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