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Everett officer allegedly beat 10-year-old son

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EVERETT, Mass. (WHDH) - An Everett police officer was in court on Friday, charged with assault and battery of a child.

Jermaine Bellard, 32, was arrested by Saugus Police Thursday night in connection to an alleged beating of his 10-year-old son. He was charged with assault and battery on a child with injury.

“His father made him lay down on the bed, face down and struck him 14 times according to the victim,” prosecuting attorney Mark Byron said.

The attack allegedly happened in Saugus on June 12.

Prosecutors said Bellard hit his son with a belt. The child showed his mother the bruising on his bottom and lower back.

The boy allegedly told police he was hit 14 times because he had been disruptive at school and got into trouble.

“My client is a very good family man, he’s been a very good police officer over the years,” defense attorney Terrence Kennedy said.

Prosecutors requested a $10,000 bail. A judge set bail at $1,000 and says Bellard must stay away from his son and the child's mother.

He will return to court on August 6 for a pre-trial conference.
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