Beulah Man Charged With Child Abuse, Allegedly Struck Child Some 30 Times With A Belt

October 26, 2021

A Beulah man has been charged for allegedly hitting a child some 30 times with a belt, leaving “extensive” bruising.

Jake Braden Moore, 28, was charged with third degree felony child abuse in a domestic violence situation. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

The child had been at Moore’s house. He told the child’s caregiver that he had to spank the child “and that he might have left marks”, according to an arrest report. she found a “large amount” of bruising on the child’s buttocks, lower back, and legs while putting rash cream on the child. She then contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The child told investigators that he was at Moore’s residence working on school work when Moore slammed his computer down and made him stand up and grab the back of the chair before striking him about 10 times with a belt, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The child continued to say  Moore struck him an estimated 20 more times with a belt and five times with his hand, deputies said, before telling the child not to tell anyone about the bruising.

Moore’s girlfriend told deputies that she observed Moore spank about four times with a belt to discipline him after misbehaving, and she later observed bruising on his buttocks where he had been spanked, the report states.

A deputy noted in his report that the child had “extensive” bruising consistent with being struck numerous times with a belt-shaped object.

Other details about the incident, including the child’s age, were redacted from the arrest report.


23 Responses to “Beulah Man Charged With Child Abuse, Allegedly Struck Child Some 30 Times With A Belt”

  1. Ratt on October 28th, 2021 4:51 pm

    Spare the rod, spoil the child!

    Who said that? 90% of you don’t believe He is real.

  2. Jr on October 28th, 2021 1:02 pm

    Wow. Grown man(used that very loosely) beating on a child. Fella, you live in the wrong area to be doing this…especially now that your picture is out in distribution. You do NOT deserve a bond. You want to beat on kids but I bet you are a true coward and won’t even stand up to another man. You are a disease that needs to be taken care of by the courts…blood boiling over this!!!!

  3. Control Yourself Woman on October 28th, 2021 11:45 am

    Lordy….. My mom would be under the jail house by todays standards….. She didn’t hold back. 30 licks was a warm-up in round 1….

  4. Justthefacts on October 27th, 2021 7:13 pm

    Not sure why, but are you all sure this was a daycare situation? Perhaps not. The arrest was made within hours of the Deputies viewing the child’s injuries, which is rare. There is usually a DCF follow up investigation prior to charges being filed. The wounds must’ve been severe. Hope the accused receives all the justice he deserves.

  5. Alison on October 27th, 2021 12:09 pm

    This is entirely his fault, but, mothers please please think carefully about who you leave your kids with. I know a lot of moms need to work and can’t afford childcare. You can get childcare vouchers through the county. Headstart is free childcare that starts at 6 weeks old.

  6. Just me on October 27th, 2021 9:09 am

    @cantonment mom….I doubt he was still in diapers still if he was doing school work also the child was able to give a report to investigators but even if the child was 18 this punk had no business beating a child like that.

  7. 429SCJ on October 27th, 2021 8:48 am

    If that child were mine, Mr Moore’s screams would be his last utterance in this world and his first in hell.

  8. @Cantonment Mom on October 27th, 2021 8:18 am

    @Cantonment Mom – I actually wondered about the rash cream part…The article says the child was doing school work, they would have to be at least Kindergarten age…Not being a toddler or baby doesn’t make any of this better though :-(

  9. Cantonment Mom on October 27th, 2021 7:04 am

    I’d like to also point out that this child is obviously VERY young, as the caregiver saw the bruising when she was putting cream on the child for a rash. This infuriates me! Sounds like this baby is still in diapers-just breaks my heart to know that this grown man (and I use that term loosely) hit a small child/baby 30 times. I hope some of those good ole Beulah boys get a hold of you and serve some country justice on you Mr. Moore.
    And for God Sakes people – know who you are leaving your children with. Since there was no mention of a father and/or mother, that just adds greater sadness to this story. I pray that his “caregiver” loves and cares for this poor baby. Just heartbreaking.

  10. Alison on October 26th, 2021 2:24 pm

    Now if he did the exact same thing to an adult, would he have only gotten this low, $2 500 bond? Probably not. This is how we protect our kids? So he can bond out with 10 percent, $250 and be back home in a jiffy.

  11. Where's he at on October 26th, 2021 2:19 pm

    Why hasn’t anyone addressed the fact that him bond was only 2500 and he is already bonded out. He now will go to court just to be given anger management and probation.
    It makes me sick to know that our system has failed this child. Lock his ass up better yet lets do unto him as he has done to this child
    You are a coward I hope you pay for what you have done and not through the court system.
    Praying for this poor child and praying that someone stands up to protect him.

  12. Paul on October 26th, 2021 1:19 pm

    The ones “trying” to justify this on the FB comments are just as bad.
    You should never leave marks on a child.

  13. Patty on October 26th, 2021 12:13 pm

    Bet he is scared of grown men!
    You Coward!
    Karma always comes around when you least expect it!

  14. Sabryna on October 26th, 2021 11:50 am

    Mr. Moore
    Beulah doesn’t want you here.
    No child deserves this

  15. Shirl on October 26th, 2021 11:15 am

    Big Bully, pick on someone your size, maybe when the child grows up he’ll come looking for you and give you a “Spanking”

  16. Sally on October 26th, 2021 9:27 am

    A spanking is what a child gets as a form of correction…a beating is what a man gives another man for beating a child and calling it a spanking
    What a low life coward !
    Truly an embarrassment to normal people

  17. Ray on October 26th, 2021 8:13 am

    There is a fine line between discipline and abuse and he definitely crossed it. I had many spankings growing up being on both ends of the spectrum. It doesn’t take more than a couple licks to get your point across. Not to mention this wasn’t even his child. I would have been livid as a parent.

  18. James leigh on October 26th, 2021 7:52 am

    This guy needs equal punishment according to size and weight. In other words he needs the crap beat out of him, maybe on a daily basis!! He is a total IDIOT!!!!

  19. Ol' Skinny on October 26th, 2021 6:42 am

    Ol’ Skinny had his fair share of whippings growing up… (most deserved) but I can truly say that my father never beat me and he never whipped me while he was angry. Everything about this child being beaten (not whipped) is wrong. I think I would have had to whip a caretakers @## for whipping one of my children instead of telling me and allowing me to take care of the discipline. Good for you Mom for calling the sheriffs department.

  20. Dewayne on October 26th, 2021 5:49 am

    @ Janet
    No disrespect girl, but the word “sir” is not reserved for anyone as he.
    The male has to be a man 1st..which he is not.

  21. Concerned on October 26th, 2021 5:49 am

    There’s a difference between spanking an beating.maybe you need a belt on you.

  22. John on October 26th, 2021 5:47 am

    @Janet, I 100% agree.

  23. Janet on October 26th, 2021 2:54 am

    There is absolutely no reason for this kind of behavior. Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes children need a good spanking. I’ve had my share growing up. But there is a difference in a spanking and a uncontrollable beating.
    Sir you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a grown man!! You need to beg this child for forgiveness and pray to God for his forgiveness. I pray for this child and for you sir.

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