Manhattan man jailed on child abuse charge

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John Lee Pevy III (KS Dept. of Corrections -2008)

MANHATTAN — Riley County Police arrested a 36-year-old man Saturday night on charges of child abuse.

John Lee Pevy III was booked into Riley County Jail on two counts of aggravated battery and one count of child abuse; torture of a child. Pevy remains jailed on a $20,000 bond.

According to the Kansas Department of Corrections, Pevy has prior convictions for drug and weapons charges out of Geary County.

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