New Athens man charged with felony battery over spanking

A New Athens man has been charged with felony aggravated battery of a child after police say he spanked his former girlfriend’s two year old son.

According to court documents, Wahlman is charged with spanking the boy across the rear and legs with an open hand.

20 year old Dylan Wahlman is not the child’s biological father.

Whalman turned himself in to authorities. He has no previous criminal history