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Venice man assaults 11-year-old boy after school

3:50 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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Venice, FL--The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Venice man for child abuse today after he admitted the crime.

The victim's mother called the Sheriff's Office today to report that 35-year-old Edward Prall assaulted her 11-year-old son several times after school yesterday. 

When she arrived home from work last night, the boy reportedly told her about the attack. 

The mother told deputies that she confronted Prall, but he threatened to hurt everyone in the house, so she reported the crime as soon as she arrived to work this morning, reports say. 

The victim's School Resource Deputy was notified and observed visible injuries around the child's neck and chest. The victim's mother took him to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment.

Prall was taken into custody and, officials say, he admitted that he snapped and lost control. He was booked into the Sarasota County Jail this afternoon and is being held without bond.

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