Raleigh man charged with beating 2-year-old

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Terrell Leon Ballard, 22, appeared in court Tuesday (WTVD)

The Raleigh Police Department has charged a man with beating and seriously hurting his 2-year-old child.

According to a warrant, Terrell Leon Ballard, 22, allegedly caused bruises to the child's head, arm, chest, abdomen, back, and thighs.

The attack allegedly happened June 16.

The child's mother, 23-year-old Sheena Sekret Bates is charged with aiding and abetting Ballard in the assault.

Ballard appeared in court Monday. Prosecutor Doug Faucette said Bates told investigators that Ballard used a belt on their daughter, bruising the toddler.

Faucette said Ballard admitted to using the belt but denied causing the bruises.

Sheena Sekret Bates

Bail for Ballard was originally set at $75,000 but it was raised to $100,000.

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