A Cheyenne man is behind bars, accused of beating his teen with a wooden paddle.
John David Valencia was arrested over the weekend, charged with Child Abuse and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Injury.
Cheyenne Police were dispatched to his home at 806 E. 9th St. on a child abuse call early Saturday morning, December 1st.
According to booking records, the officer saw blood from the 14-year-old on the paddle and injuries on the child consistent with being hit.
Valencia was arrested and transported to jail without incident.