Man beats child with an extension cord

Maurice Clark, 33 of Columbia

A Columbia man has been arrested on child abuse charges.

Police were called to the 800 block of Moss Street Monday, where a 12-year-old child had been hit several times with an extension cord and had also been slapped and choked.

Investigators say the incident happened around 6pm Friday evening.

Maurice Clark, 33 was taken into custody on charges of child abuse and second degree assault. His bond has been set at $4,500