The man accused in the beating death of Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son had previously been accused of abusing a 3-year-old.

The Argus Leader reports that Joseph Robert Patterson had previously been given a suspended sentence on two domestic abuse cases one involving an assault on a woman he was previously involved with and another involving an assault on that woman’s child.

Patterson was given a one-year jail term for each of those two charges but the jail time was suspended on the condition he attend domestic violence counseling.