Man arrested for beating children

MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police arrested a man on charges of aggravated battery to a child under 13 years old.

29-year old Earl Criglear, of Harvey, was arrested about 4 pm, Monday, in the 1800-block of South 9th Street.

Police say Criglear whipped three children, ages 5 - 7, with a belt, leaving marks on the children's bodies.

The relationship of Criglear to the children was not disclosed.
 


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