ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Waterford man has been charged with endangering the welfare o a child after police say he struck a 5-year-old with a belt.
The Department for Children, Youth and Families advised the department that an investigation was underway.
Mark James Bittner, 35, of Waterford, allegedly struck a five-year-old with a belt on January 31, 2014. An investigation later led to his arrest.
Bittner was charged with Assault in the third degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Bittner was arraigned before the Waterford Town Court and was released after an Order of Protection was issued.