A former Genesee County sheriff's deputy and current town court judge has been arrested on child abuse charges.

John Duyssen, 50, of Stafford, is accused of hitting a 9-year-old child, causing injuries. 

State Police say they were notified of a possible child abuse case from Child Protective Services last week. 

Duyssen was arrested and arraigned in Bergen Town Court on charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. 

He’s been released and was issued an order of protection. 

He’s scheduled back in court later this month.