Columbus Man Accused of Child Abuse for Excessively Spanking 18 Month Old Daughter

COLUMBUS, Neb. – A Columbus man has been charged with two felonies after being accused of excessively punishing his young daughter.

Records say after his 18-month-old daughter misbehaved, 28-year-old Branden Lotspeich spanked her on the night of March 3rd and then again on the morning of March 4th.

Authorities say the child had bruising and had been punished with “excessive force.” The girl’s mother took her to the emergency room after the incident.

Lotspeich told police that he punished his daughter two times during that weekend, records say.

He’ll be in court on April 24th.

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