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Cumberland Couple Charged With Child Abuse

Cumberland authorities have charged a man and his wife with assaulting his 12-year-old child.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County couple was taken to jail on child abuse charges.

Authorities arrested Frank and Brooke Echevarria on Thursday. Investigators said Frank Echevarria woke his 12-year-old son on Oct. 14, punching him and grabbing him by the neck.

Frank Echevarria is charged with felony child abuse, felony assault inflicting serious injury by strangulation and child neglect. Brooke Echevarria, the child's stepmother, has been charged with aiding child abuse and neglect.

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