Pastor arrested after allegedly grabbing child's neck

UPDATE Sept. 21, 2017: The charges against Dino Rustin were dropped and his record has been expunged. The original FOX 13 report follows.

BRADENTON (FOX 13) - Manatee County deputies said a pastor was arrested for child abuse Friday evening.

Dino Rustin, 35, is the pastor at  First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, according to the church's website.

Rustin is accused of grabbing a 10-year-old boy by the back of the neck and lifting him up off the ground.

The incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Peregrin Circle, deputies said.

The victim was not injured and Rustin is not related to the boy.

He was booked into the Manatee County Jail.

 

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