Man arrested for allegedly beating 3 Mattoon children
MATTOON, Ill. (WICS) —
Earl H. Criglear, age 29 of Harvey, IL., was arrested by Mattoon Police on Nov. 13th at 4:00 p.m. The arrest occurred in the 1800 block of S. 9th street. Criglear was charged with Aggravated Battery to a Child under Thirteen (13) Years of Age. The charge alleges that Criglear whipped three (3) children with a belt to the point of leaving marks in various places upon the children’s bodies. The victims ranged from five (5) to seven (7) years in age. Criglear was taken to the jail.