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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Alleged belt use results in felony charge


A Green River man accused of hitting his daughter with a belt pleaded not guilty to child abuse.

Ivan Jason Martinez appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to a felony charge of child abuse.

If found guilty of the felony, Martinez could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

According to court documents, on May 5, 2015, the Green River Police Department received an anonymous report of suspected child abuse.

A GRPD officer took information from the anonymous person that an 11-year-old girl was being physically abus...

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