Cadott man charged in Eau Claire County with abusing his child

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A Cadott man is charged with abusing his three year-old child.

Bronson Hrdlicka faces two counts including physical abuse of a child and mental harm to a child in Eau Claire County.

The criminal complaint says the girl's mother reported that she witnessed Hrdlicka push the child and be aggressive with her on more than one occasion.

The girl told her mom "daddy hurt me" and on one occasion, crawled into the dog kennel because she said she was bad. The mother took photos of bruising on the child and told investigators she did not report it for some time because Hrdlicka threatened her if she did.

Hrdlicka denies hurting the child and claimed the mother was making up the story to get full custody.

Hrdlicka appeared in court Friday where a $5,000 signature bond was set. He was also ordered not to have any contact with the child or her mother.