Pasco County deputies arrested a Land O’ Lakes man and charged him with child abuse after he kicked and punched a teenage boy Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
About 3:20 p.m., Michael Robert Sadowski Sr., 48, was at his 22104 Hale Road home when he and the 14-year-old began to argue, according to the arrest report.
Sadowski pushed the boy to the floor, held the boy down with his knee and punched him, deputies said.
The boy told deputies he was also kicked and pushed against a wall.
The teen, whose relationship with Sadowski was not disclosed by the sheriff’s office, suffered bruises to his head where the blows landed, deputies said.
Sadowski was charged with child abuse and was released the following day from the Land O’ Lakes Jail after positing a $10,000 bond.