Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Abuse charges filed


April 18, 2018

A Green River man accused of excessively spanking his stepchild with the belt was charged with felony child abuse.

Joshua Gautreaux, 29, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at and arraignment to child abuse where he pleaded not guilty.

If found guilty of the felony, he could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine. A jury trial has been scheduled to take place at 9 a.m., June 11.

According to court documents, on Jan. 5, 2018, a Green River Police officer responded to a Green River residence for a child abuse report. Upon arriving, of...

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