Johnathan Bonsignore, 27 of Rome, was arrested after he allegedly grabbed an 8 year-old child by the throat before he hit him on the side of the head.

Authorities added that the child said that the beating occurred because he refused to take a bath morning.

Reports said that the victim suffered visible marks.

The incident occurred at a home on Tency Lane.

Bonsignore is charged with aggravated assault, battery and cruelty to children.