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Guymon Man Arrested For Child Abuse
09/21/2010

A Guymon man has been arrested on one count of child abuse, as well as one woman, on charges of child endangerment after authorities were informed of multiple bruising on the minor child in question.

Johnny Ausbun, 23, was arrested after allegedly pinching, beating the child with a board and telling the child to lie about the injuries, according to the affidavit for warrant of arrest filed at the Texas County Court Clerk's Office.

June K. Rodgers, 42, was also arrested for child endangerment according to the affidavit for warrant of arrest.

The affidavit states a concerned party contacted the Guymon Police Department and also the Department of Human Service (DHS) pertaining to excessive bruising on a minor child. Upon investigation, officers observed multiple bruising around the minor child's buttocks, upper thighs and arms. According to statements conducted, the minor child stated they received the bruising from a fall. When asked if they were told to say so, the minor stated yes. Once the minor felt safe, they stated they were spanked with a board and pinched, causing the bruising. The minor stated they were spanked for good and bad behavior.

A board was collected from Rodgers residence, on the board was written "Johnny's Board of Education," according to the affidavit.

The minor child was taken from the home and placed into DHS custody.

Ausbun is being charged with child abuse by injury, a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than Life, or by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000, or both such fine and imprisonment.

He is being held at the Texas County Detention Center on a bond of $25,000. Ausbun's probation is also being revoked on previous charges of animal cruelty and possession of controlled substance, marijuana.

Rodgers is being charged with child endangerment, permitting abuse, a felony, punishable by a fine of $5,000 or imprisonment for four years, or both.

She is being held at the Texas County Detention Center on a bond of $5,000.

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