A Floyd County man has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse of a child.
Kevin Gayheart admitted to police that he had picked up one of the children and had shaken him two months earlier. He also admitted to beating one child with a switch. The children told their mother about the alleged incidents and she contacted police.
One child was taken to the hospital due to injuries from one of the incidents.
Gayheart is lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.