Update on Terre Du Lac Officer Charges

(Terre Du Lac, MO.) A Police officer with the Terre Du Lac Police Department is no longer on the force after he was charged Wednesday with two felony counts of Abuse or Neglect of a child. Reports from law enforcement officials indicate the charges stem from a September 2nd incident in which 37 year old Ignatius Damier, of Terre Du Lac allegedly struck a 3 year old child while he was babysitting her for his girlfriend causing bruises to her face and back. It's said Damier has admitted to striking the child in the face after she allegedly talked back to him. He also has admitted to spanking the child just above the buttocks for urinating in the floor. Damier was booked into the St. Francois County jail.