Authorities: Campton Hills man beat child, 6, with belt
A Campton Hills man is expected to surrender to authorities after being charged with beating his 6-year-old daughter with a belt.
Mathew J. Gumbel, 34, of the 5N100 block of Oak Hill Drive, is charged with felony aggravated battery to a child, aggravated domestic battery, and domestic battery from an episode earlier this month, according to police.
The most serious charge carries a prison term of 6 to 30 years with no possibility of probation.
Campton Hills Police Chief Dan Hoffman said the child's injuries, which were not life threatening, were found by personnel at the child's school Sept. 12.
School officials called the Illinois Department of Family Service, who have put the 6-year-old and another 12-year-old at the home, into shelter care outside Gumbel's home, Hoffman said.
"He disciplined her and obviously left marks," Hoffman said.
A warrant was issued this week for Gumbel, who has no prior criminal record in Kane County; he is expected to surrender Saturday, Hoffman said.
According to court documents, Gumbel caused multiple bruises on the girl's right leg, left leg, lower back and lower buttock. Gumbel's bail has been set at $200,000, meaning he must post $20,000 in order to be free while his case is pending.
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