Police said Omar Cornute repeatedly struck the boy in the face, eye, neck, back, shoulder and legs on Wednesday.
A Maryland Heights man is accused of abusing a child while dealing out corporal punishment Wednesday. Omar Cornute, 33, of the 12500 block of Arpage Lane in Maryland Heights, was charged Thursday with abuse of a child and endangering a child’s welfare. Maryland Heights Police said Cornute repeatedly struck an 8-year-old boy in the face, neck, eye, back, shoulder and legs. Police said the child was injured during the incident. Cornute is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $75,000. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles: