A Dutchess County man is accused of beating a child outside of school.

On Monday, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested 37-year-old Michael P. Thorpe of Washington for assault, a felony and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

On Monday, New York State Police were contacted by school officials regarding injuries sustained by a child outside of school.

An investigation determined Thorpe assaulted a child less than 7-years-old, police say.

Thorpe was arraigned before the town of Washington Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.