Probation ordered for Eau Claire man who threw shoe at a 5-year-old

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – An Eau Claire man accused of child abuse will spend three years on probation.

Judge Sarah Harless handed down that sentence for Jesse J. Smith. He was convicted of throwing a shoe so hard at his girlfriend’s son, that it left a mark in the shape of a shoe heel on the five-year-old boy’s stomach.

The child also said Smith spanked him, and grabbed his feet and rolled him off a bed, causing him to hit his head.

Smith was also ordered to get anger management counseling if his probation agent deems it necessary. He cannot have unsupervised contact with kids.


Posted May 2018
Eau Claire (WQOW)
– A child abuse charge was filed Friday against an Eau Claire man accused of hurting a 5 year old boy earlier this month.

Jesse J. Smith is accused of throwing a shoe at his girlfriend’s son.  Police say it left a mark on the boy’s stomach in the shape of the heel of a shoe. He also said Smith spanked him, and grabbed his feet and rolled him off a bed, causing him to hit his head on the floor.

Police say Smith first denied even knowing the boy’s mother, then claimed he treats the child like “gold”. He will be in court in June.

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards

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