A Manatee County deputy is under arrest on child abuse charges.
Deputy Richard Keefer is accused of whipping a 9-year-old child with a wire coat hanger. Hillsborough detectives also say he slapped the victim across the face.
When the child went to school today, staff there noticed bruises and called the sheriff's office.
Keefer was arrested at his home in Hillsborough County.
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