Family calls for justice after man arrested after assaulting 11-year-old boy

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A family in Johnston is demanding justice after they said their 11-year-old son was attacked by a man this past weekend.

The 11-year-old’s mother told ABC 6 News that her son was playing basketball with a 12-year-old boy when the game became physical.

The child’s father, identified by police as David DelGreco, came outside to watch the boys fight.

Video obtained by ABC 6 appears to show DelGreco then interfering and assaulting the 11-year-old boy.

Police said they arrested DelGreco Saturday after he was accused of jumping in the fight between the two children.

The 35-year-old was charged with child abuse — felony — and obstruction of an officer — misdemeanor.

DelGreco was released on $10,000 bail and is expected to face a Providence District Court judge next month.

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