Police: Man whipped child; forced her to take frigid bath
TACOMA, Wash. -- The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office charged a 37-year-old man Tuesday with child abuse after allegedly whipping his 4-year-old daughter and forcing her to sit in a frigid bath. According to the prosecutor's office, Marcellus Noelval White grew angry at his daughter's refusal to eat dinner on March 1 and hit her with a belt many times. He then allegedly put her in a bath for 30 to 45 minutes in order to lessen the whip marks on her arm.