Brooksville, Florida -- A Hernando County man was arrested after he allegedly spanked his niece... who is 18 years old.

Deputies say 40-year-old Jesse Ledbetter Jr. got into an argument with Tiffany Taylor on Sunday. At one point, Ledbetter allegedly grabbed Taylor's arms and held them behind her back, and then smacked her rear several times.

Hernando deputies were called to the home, and reported seeing a large welt that looked like a handprint on Taylor's buttocks.

Ledbetter allegedly said Taylor was being disrespectful to him and that he bent her over and "beat her ass." Ledbetter also acknowledged that Taylor was legally an adult.

Ledbetter was arrested for domestic violence and is currently jailed with no bond.

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