A Hudson Valley man was arrested for assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Officials say the man hit the boy and told the child to makeup how the injuries happened.

Following a report to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline, State Police charged 25-year-old Brandon Daniels, of Slate Hill with 3rd-degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child, misdemeanors

The investigation was conducted over the course of several months in conjunction with the Orange County Department of Social Services - Child Protective Services.

Officials say the investigation revealed that while caring for a 7-year-old boy in Wallkill, Daniel’s hit the boy several times with his hands and fists. The blows caused physical injuries to the child.
Allegedly, Daniel’s convinced the boy to make up how the injuries were sustained when the child was interviewed by Child Protective Services.

The case worker, suspicious of the child’s explanation on how the injuries occurred, referred the investigation to the Child Abuse Unit. Eventually the victim said Daniel’s hit him because he did not behave in school that day.

Daniels was issued an appearance ticket. He is due to appear in Town of Wallkill Court on April 6.

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