He spanked him, and he hit him with a soup ladle.

Scott Police arrested 40-year-old Jonathon Guidry after police in Beaumont notified them that a 6-year-old child complained to his mother about being whipped.

The mother then reported to Beaumont Police that the child had severe bruising on his bottom area. She took him to the hospital and called police.

They arrested Guidry on a count of cruelty to a juvenile, and the man was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Guidry admitted he whipped the boy with his hand and the wooden ladle.

The father said he did not think that he hurt the child.