A North Carolina couple is facing charges after the authorities alleged that they beat their 6-year-old daughter with a wooden paddle on several occasions.
It was reported that a speech therapist in Cleveland County was working with a 6-year-old girl when she noticed the child had bruises on her buttocks.
The child lives with her parents in Vale, and a social worker visited the residence to talk to the couple about the situation. While she was there, she saw a large wooden paddle with holes drilled in it, and she took a picture. She also photographed the bruising on the child.