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Father accused of beating, imprisoning son in Luzerne County

A man is locked up in Luzerne County for child abuse.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Elvis Justiniano of Wilkes-Barre is accused of slapping and hitting the boy so hard that it caused large red welts.

The boy also told police his father would lock him inside a bathroom for days at a time.

The child managed to escape Saturday by climbing out of a second-story window.

The father was arrested on April 10.

Justiniano is charged with false imprisonment, child endangerment, and related charges.