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Idaho Man Accused of Slapping Baby

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MINNEAPOLIS, Ind. - An Idaho man faces federal assault charges after allegedly slapping a baby aboard a Delta flight.

A Minneapolis woman said her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and calling him a racial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight.

The boy's mother said in a statement Saturday that her son has become "apprehensive to strangers" since the February 8 flight from Minneapolis.

Joe Rickey Hundley, of Hayden, Idaho, has been charged with simple assault. His attorney said he will plead not guilty. He faces up to one year in jail.

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