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October 30, 2012
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Man admits hitting 5-year-old son with belt

A 27-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos father pleaded guilty to child abuse Monday, saying he beat his 5-year-old son to discipline the kindergartner for allegedly stealing at school.

Dewayne Rey faces up to six years in prison at his sentencing Dec. 17. He is ineligible for probation unless a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation determines that he is not a high risk to re-offend.

In exchange for his guilty plea, the state dismissed four additional allegations of child abuse involving other children in the family, and agreed to recommend 12-36 months.

Rey was arrested on Aug. 29 after authorities were called to the school …

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