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Man accused of child abuse in Cole County


Prosecutors charged a man with child abuse in Cole County on Sunday.

According to a probable cause statement, three children knocked on neighbors' doors for help Saturday afternoon.

Investigators said they responded to the apartment complex in Jefferson City after getting a call about the alleged abuse.

Investigators said they were told that Sulaimaan Habeel hit the children with a leather belt more than ten times and reportedly threw one of them across a room.

According to online court records, Habeel is charged with felony child abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Court records show Habeel is being held in the Cole County Jail without bond.

An attorney was not listed for Habeel.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.


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