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Suspect Sought for Cruelty to a Juvenile

by Dawne Massey

December 28, 2016

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Seventh District

Suspect Sought for Cruelty to a Juvenile

NOPD needs the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for cruelty to a juvenile.


James Kelly (DOB: 1/12/1979) is suspected of whipping a four-year-old boy repeatedly with a belt, causing severe bruising and lacerations to the child’s lower body. The incident took place in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road on December 26, 2016, at approximately 5 p.m. Kelly is an acquaintance of the boy's family.


If you have any information about this incident or James Kelly’s whereabouts please contact Detective Kimberly Wilson or any NOPD Child Abuse detective at 504-658-5267. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.