Marion County Man Accused of Punishing Children with Hog Prod

SWAN, Iowa  --  A Marion County man is accused of punishing two children with a prod used to herd animals.

36-year-old Travis Coker is charged with two counts of Child Endangerment with Injury.  Two children told DHS investigators that Coker punished them by using a hog prod on them.  Coker is pleading not guilty and is free on bond.  He is not allowed to have any contact with the two children.