A Pekin man allegedly shot a 12-year-old boy in the legs with a gas-powered pellet gun and whipped him and his younger sister with a belt and a wet bandana.

Andrew Reyna, 22, remained held Thursday on $30,000 bond on five counts of aggravated battery to a child under 13, each punishable by probation to five years in prison.

While neither the boy nor his 10-year-old sister suffered serious injuries in the alleged assaults, the alleged assaults caused pain and, on the boy, “scabbed over welts,” stated a prosecutor’s court affidavit.

The boy said Reyna, his older sister’s boyfriend, struck him in the legs with a belt because he didn’t get his chores done on time, according to the affidavit.

He said Reyna had him stand against a wall on July 20 and shot him in the legs with a pellet gun, according to the affidavit. Over the next two days he also struck the boy with a belt, the boy told police.

He said the following day Reyna “tied a bandana in his mouth and whipped him on the back with a wet bandana,” the affidavit stated.

During that period, Reyna also tried to tie a bandana around the girl’s mouth, the sister said according to the affidavit. When she struggled and told him to stop, he “slapped her on the neck with the bandana and ... it hurt,” and Reyna also struck her with a belt, she said.

Reyna is next due in court on Aug. 24.

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