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Durham Police Officer Faces Child Abuse Charge

Posted May 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A Durham police sergeant is accused of hitting his 13-year-old son with a nightstick.

Sergeant Ron Hodge faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge. Durham county sheriff's officials say Hodge lost control while spanking his son May 4.

The boy was not seriously hurt.