Former Richmond County Deputy Alton Walter is accused of handcuffing a friend's 12-year-old boy to a basketball goal and abusing him on Tuesday evening.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office in Georgia claims that Walter was off duty when he went allegedly slapped the boy in the face, hit him in the stomach, smacked his legs with a baton and threatened to tase the youngster.
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The boy's mother told WRDW that she wasn't home when the alleged assault took place and only wanted Walter to talk to her son about running with the wrong crowd.
An unidentified witness claims he saw Walter using his fist, a baton and a Taser on the boy who was crying. Walter told police that he only used the Taser to scare the boy, reports RawStory.com.
However, the boy claimed that he had been electrocuted.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office Lt. Allan Rollins in a press release on Wednesday that Walter was charged with false imprisonment and cruelty to children, both felonies, and had been fired.