BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dorrell Kashiwada Clark, 25, was arrested last night and charged with aggravated child abuse after another woman reported a bruised lump on the forehead of a 5-year-old.
The woman reported to Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies that she noticed the wound on his forehead on November 17 when she picked him up from his mother’s residence. She said he told her he was playing with his toys when Clark got angry and threw a glass bottle that hit his head. The child reportedly said that Clark was “acting silly” and had been drinking from the bottle before throwing it at him.
Deputies reported that the child had an area of raised bruising about half an inch by two inches in area that appeared to be several days old. The child also reportedly had scabbed areas on an eyebrow and in the center of his forehead. The child reportedly provided a consistent account of the events in a forensic interview performed by the Child Protective Team. Medical staff also reportedly found injuries on the child’s back and upper buttocks that the child reportedly said were from “whoopings” administered by Clark.
The witness reportedly told deputies that this isn’t the first time she has seen injuries on the child.
Clark has a juvenile criminal history and was charged with domestic battery in 2020, but the charges were later dropped. Bail information is unavailable.
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