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Ex-treatment center employee charged with child abuse

January 02, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former employee of an emotional and behavioral health treatment center for children is accused of abusing a 15-year-old boy at the Falling Waters, W.Va., facility, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Keebo J. Dowe, 28, of 13 Lotus Drive in Martinsburg, was arraigned by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on Saturday on one count of child abuse resulting in injury, according to court records.

Video footage recorded Aug. 11, 2010, at the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church Inc. shows Dowe choking the boy while holding him down across a table and chairs, according to a complaint by Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Deputy C. Pearson.

The boy had minor injuries to his check and left jaw, according to court records.

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