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Ottumwa Man Facing Felony Charges, Accused Of Beating Infant Son

An Ottumwa man is facing felony charges, accused of beating his 8 month old infant son. 25 year old Cody Forsythe of Ottumwa was taken into custody after allegedly blacking both of the child’s eyes sometime in March. Authorities claim that Forsythe admitted to the acts during an interview. He is charged with felony child endangerment and neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. Forsythe was taken to the Wapello County Jail on a $10,000 bond. 


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