Shawn Edward Glancy, 55 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he caused cruel and excessive mental pain to children under the age of 18 years old.

Police added that Glancy is also accused of using abusive words in order to provoke violence.

The incident occurred at his home on Deerbrook Drive.

Glancy is charged with two counts cruelty to children in the first degree and disorderly conduct.