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Man faces felony charges after allegations he whipped children


A South Sioux City, Nebraska, man has been accused of whipping two children with a power cord. Court records 44-year-old Maximino Rivera-Nieto faces two felony counts of child abuse.

Police say, last week, a 13-year-old girl told a teacher that she couldn't go to soccer practice because she was too sore from being whipped by her stepfather.

Records say an officer, who was sent to the girl's home, found that her 12-year-old brother had been beaten, too. In a police affidavit, the children claim Rivera-Nieto had just lost his job, and had been drinking when the assault happened.

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