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Police: Lower Swatara man choked boy

Posted 10/24/18

A Lower Swatara Township man was charged after an investigation determined that he had beaten and choked a boy, according to arrest papers township police filed with District Judge Michael …

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Police: Lower Swatara man choked boy

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A Lower Swatara Township man was charged after an investigation determined that he had beaten and choked a boy, according to arrest papers township police filed with District Judge Michael Smith.

Sean Bennett Sr., 47, 900 block of Woodridge Drive, was observed punching the boy in the chest and putting both hands around his neck to choke him, according to witnesses interviewed by police.

Bennett abused the boy because he wasn’t cleaning fast enough or was performing poorly in youth football, police said.

The incidents occurred between Sept. 1 and Oct. 13, police said.

Bennett was arraigned Oct. 18 and charged with strangulation, endangering the welfare of children, and simple assault.

Bail was set at $50,000 unsecured. Bennett was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison as of Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing before Smith is set for Nov. 1.