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Waterloo man charged with abusing his 11-year old son

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Waterloo man faces charges after police say he admitted to beating his 11-year old son.

Waterloo Police were called to George Washington Carver Academy on Monday for a report of possible child abuse.

Officers talked to the 11-year old who told them he had been beaten by his father, 41-year-old Antiwan Emanual Curry, on several occasions.

The victim told police that on March 7, he was arrested at school and afterwards, his father punched him in the right eye causing his vision to become blurry.  The victim was taken to the hospital on Monday, where it was found he had broken bones in his right eye.

Curry was found hiding in the attic of 225 E. Mullan Avenue when police went to talk to him.  He admitted to police that he had beat his son and demonstrated to officers how he did it.

Curry also admitted to police that his son complained of blurry vision but denied him medical attention.

The victim also told police that on March 17, his father hit him 10 to 11 times with a cord while punching him.  The boy had cuts and bruises all over his body. The boy's mom verified the information with police.

Curry is charged with Child Endangerment Causing Serious Injury and Child Endangerment Causing Bodily Injury.  He was arrested and taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.

According to Iowa Courts Online, Curry has a history of drug, weapons and parole violations.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1, at 1:30 p.m.

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