A Georgia police officer has been arrested after being accused of abusing children.
Steven Alan Fitton, 35, of Hinesville, is accused of physically abusing his biological child and a stepchild from a previous marriage.
Police say that he was taken into custody earlier this month following a brief investigation into Fitton, which revealed he had been abusing the two children. Their injuries have not been disclosed.
Fitton has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault by strangulation and two counts of second-degree cruelty to children.
He has been placed on administrative leave without pay.