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Layton man faces charges for beating daughter with a cane

Posted - Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

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LAYTON -- A Layton man faces charges for allegedly beating his daughter with a cane.

The Standard-Examiner reports that police say Ralph Andrew Clark was using the cane following knee surgery. Clark struck his 17-year-old daughter several times after getting into an argument over whether or not she could go out with friends.

She suffered minor injuries to her legs, arm and torso.

This is not the first time Clark has been accused of assaulting his children. In January he was arrested for beating a child with a broom and shovel. He pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault in connection with that incident.

Clark was arrested Monday and is in the Davis County Jail.

The case is now with the Davis County Attorney's Office to screen for formal charges.


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