CHICAGO (CBS)– A Round Lake Park police officer was charged with Domestic Battery after striking a child, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Wayman G. Vela, 55, of the 21600 block of West Grass Lake Road in Antioch, is being held in the Lake County Jail on $10,000 bail.READ MORE: Lollapalooza Now Requiring Masks In Tents And Indoors For All Attendees
Officials said the investigation revealed Vela struck his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter numerous times in the lower back with a paddle.READ MORE: Sprinkler System Floods Skokie Apartment Building While Dousing A Fire
The child was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and evaluation.MORE NEWS: 4 People Shot When Gunman Opens Fire At Crowd In Jackson Park
Vela is next due in court on April 10th at 9:00 a.m.