A Sioux Falls man is behind bars and facing multiple child abuse charges.
Sioux Falls Police said they arrested 31-year-old Jesse Pina Thursday. He was arrested on two counts of child abuse or cruelty to minors under 7-years-old and one count of child abuse or cruelty to a minor over 7-years-old.
Police stated all three children were boys. The oldest child is Pina's stepson and the two younger children are his biological children. Police said the oldest child reported to his biological father that Pina used a belt to punish all three children. The oldest child's father then alerted police.
Police said after interviewing the children, marks were visible, leading to Pina's arrest.